If it’s Thursday it m…. oh wait. We changed to Fridays!!


If it’s Friday it must be Ellie day. Or Craving Ellie in My Belly Day.

Yes, it is!!

    Bar-B-Q Anyone?
    1 tablespoon canola oil
    1 large onion, chopped
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1 (14-ounce) can low-sodium tomato sauce
    1/4 cup tomato paste
    1/2 cup water
    1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
    5 tablespoons molasses
    1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke {really don’t like this so never have it on hand. left it out}
    1 whole rotisserie chicken, skin removed, meat shredded into thin strips (about 4 to 4 1/2 cups)
    6 whole-wheat hamburger rolls
    6 large green lettuce leaves

Heat the oil in a large saute pan over a medium heat. Add the onions and cook until they are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, water, vinegar, molasses, pepper and liquid smoke and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes. Add chopped chicken, return to a simmer, and cook an additional 10 minutes.

Split rolls. Place a leaf of lettuce on each roll, then pile on 3/4 cup of the chicken mixture onto the roll.

I didn’t have any buns so I used two perfectly toasted pieces of bread. Just as good, if not as healthy.
This was, eh, ok, but it’s not a repeat for us. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t good. Just not to our tastes.

This one was on page 141 of Ellie’s So Easy. (And the recipe was also on FoodTV.

These days the ‘rules’ for CEinMB have changed so we don’t all make the same thing every Friday. Visit us and see what others made for Craving Ellie in My Belly today.