SWEET AND SLOPPY JOE

Sweet & Sloppy Joes - Consumer -- This recipe incorporates lots of veggies for a nutritious take on a kid favorite.
This recipe incorporates lots of veggies for a nutritious take on a kid favorite.
Lean Cut30 Minutes or Less
  • Total Recipe Time: 35 to 40 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)
  2. 1 cup diced bell peppers (red, green, yellow or orange)
  3. 1/2 cup chopped onion
  4. 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  5. 1/2 cup water
  6. 1/2 cup dark or golden raisins
  7. 2 teaspoons ancho chile powder
  8. 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  9. 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
Toppings (optional):
  1. Chopped mango, chopped jalapeño, chopped tomato, chopped fresh cilantro, sliced green onion, shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SWEET AND SLOPPY JOE

  1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef, bell pepper and onion; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking beef into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove drippings.
  2. Stir in tomato sauce, water, raisins, ancho chili powder and oregano; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15 to 18 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly, stirring occasionally.
  3. Evenly divide beef mixture on bottom half of each bun. Garnish with toppings, as desired; close sandwiches. 
  • Test Kitchen Tips
  • Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160ºF. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
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Anonymous

Ah ha! Now I know what I was doing wrong! Can't wait to make these the right way.