Sweet & Tangy Sloppy Joes
For a quick and easy, family-pleasing meal, serve this tasty classic "loose-meat" sandwich with even easier sides such as deli coleslaw and potato chips.
This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of choline.
1 pound Ground Beef (96% lean)
1 medium yellow, green or red bell pepper, chopped
3/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 (11.5-ounce) can regular or reduced-sodium spicy 100% vegetable juice
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
4 whole or honey wheat hamburger buns or Kaiser rolls, split and toasted
- 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 occassionally.
- 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.
- Evenly place beef mixture on bottom half of each bun; close sandwiches.
Makes 4 servings.
Test Kitchen Tips:
- Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef.
- Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F (71.1°C).
- Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe using regular vegetable juice): 331 calories; 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat; 1 g monounsaturated fat); 65 mg cholesterol; 563 mg sodium; 43 g carbohydrate; 4.9 g fiber; 27 g protein; 7.2 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 2.1 mcg vitamin B12; 4.6 mg iron; 39.2 mcg selenium; 6.3 mg zinc; 93.5 mg choline.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe using reduced sodium vegetable juice): 332 calories; 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat; 1 g monounsaturated fat); 65 mg cholesterol; 391 mg sodium; 43 g carbohydrate; 4.9 g fiber; 27 g protein; 7.2 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 2.1 mcg vitamin B12; 4.4 mg iron; 39.2 mcg selenium; 6.3 mg zinc; 93.5 mg choline.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.