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Spicy Beef Sloppy Joes

Makes: 6 servings Yield: 6 servings plus additional meat mixture for Spicy Beef Taco Salad.
Prep 20 mins Cook 4 hrs to 8 hrs  (high) or 8 hours (low)
Spicy Beef Sloppy Joes
Ingredients
  • 2  pounds  lean ground beef
  • 2 16  ounce jars  salsa
  • 3  cups  sliced fresh mushrooms (8 oz.)
  • 1 1/2  cups  shredded carrots (3 medium)
  • 1 1/2  cups  finely chopped red and/or green sweet pepper
  • 1/3  cup  tomato paste
  • 2  teaspoons  dried basil, crushed
  • 1  teaspoon  dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  cayenne pepper
  • 4  cloves  garlic, minced
  • 6  kaiser rolls, split and toasted
Directions

1. In a skillet cook beef over medium heat until brown, stirring to break meat in pieces. Drain fat. In 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker stir together beef and remaining ingredients (except rolls).

2. Cover; cook on high-heat setting 4 to 5 hours or low-heat setting 8 to 10 hours.

3. Reserve 5 cups of the meat mixture for Spicy Beef Taco Salad (below); cover tightly, refrigerate. Serve remaining meat mixture on toasted kaiser rolls. Makes 6 servings plus additional meat mixture for Spicy Beef Taco Salad.

From the Test KitchenSpicy Beef Taco Salad:
  • In a saucepan stir together 5 cups of the meat mixture from Spicy Beef Sloppy Joes, one 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained; one 2-1/4 ounce can sliced pitted ripe olives, drained; and 1 teaspoon taco seasoning. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 10 minutes.
  • To serve, cut 1 head of lettuce into 6 slices. Place slices of lettuce on serving plates. Add meat mixture. Top with 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, 1 cup chopped tomatoes, and 1/3 cup sour cream. Add tortilla chips as desired.
Nutrition Facts (Spicy Beef Sloppy Joes)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 294,
  • Fat, total (g) 8,
  • chol. (mg) 36,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 37,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 3,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • sugar (g) 5,
  • pro. (g) 18,
  • vit. A (IU) 1798,
  • vit. C (mg) 25,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 5,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 65,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 756,
  • Potassium (mg) 369,
  • calcium (mg) 81,
  • iron (mg) 4,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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