SWEET & SLOPPY JOES

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  • Total Recipe Time: 30 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings (1 hamburger bun plus 3/4 cup Sloppy Joe beef mixture)

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 pound Ground Beef (96% lean)
  2. 1 cup chopped yellow, green or red bell pepper
  3. 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
  4. 1 can or bottle (12 ounces) 100% vegetable juice
  5. 2 tablespoons lightly packed brown sugar
  6. 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  7. 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SWEET & SLOPPY JOES

  1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef, bell pepper and onion; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking beef up into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in vegetable juice, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 7 to 9 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated and thickens slightly, stirring occasionally.
  3. Evenly place beef mixture on bottom half of each bun; 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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