Sloppy Joes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound extra-lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 can small red beans or pinto beans, preferably low sodium drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 whole-wheat burger buns

Directions

Brown the meat and the onion in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, breaking up the meat into crumbles as it cooks.

Pour the drippings out of the pan and discard. Add the garlic, jalapeno, and red pepper and cook 5 minutes more, stirring occasionally.

Stir in the rest of the ingredients, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 5 minutes more.

Place a half-cup scoop of the mixture onto each bun and serve.

Sloppy Joes

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound extra-lean ground beef
  • 1 onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeno minced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 can small red beans or pinto beans preferably low sodium drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 whole-wheat burger buns

Instructions
 

  • Brown the meat and the onion in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, breaking up the meat into crumbles as it cooks.
  • Pour the drippings out of the pan and discard. Add the garlic, jalapeno, and red pepper and cook 5 minutes more, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the rest of the ingredients, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 5 minutes more.
  • Place a half-cup scoop of the mixture onto each bun and serve.

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