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Sloppy Joes

Makes: 6 servings
Start to Finish 25 mins
Sloppy Joes
  • 1  pound  lean ground beef or ground pork
  • 1/2  cup  chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 1/2  cup  chopped green sweet pepper (1 small)
  • 1 8  ounce can  tomato sauce
  • 2  tablespoons  water
  • 1 - 1 1/2  teaspoons  chili powder
  • 1  teaspoon  Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2  teaspoon  garlic salt
  •  Dash of bottled hot pepper sauce
  • 6  kaiser rolls or hamburger buns, split and toasted

1. In a large skillet cook beef, onion, and sweet pepper until meat is brown and vegetables are tender, stirring to break up any meat. Drain off fat.

2. Stir tomato sauce, the water, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, and hot pepper sauce into beef mixture in skillet. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve on rolls.

From the Test KitchenPizza Joes:
  • Prepare as above, except substitute one 14-ounce jar pizza sauce for the tomato sauce, water, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt and hot pepper sauce. Add 1/2 cup chopped pepperoni. Serve on toasted rolls with slices of mozzarella cheese.
Tex-Mex Joes:
  • Prepare as above, except add 1/2 cup fresh or frozen whole kernel corn and 1 tablespoon chopped chipotle chile in adobo sauce with the tomato sauce. Serve on toasted rolls with slices of cheddar or pepper Jack cheese. (This mixture also makes a great taco filling.)
Veggie Joes:
  • Prepare as above, except omit ground beef. Cook onion and sweet pepper in 1 tablespoon hot olive oil over medium heat until tender. Add 2 cups cooked brown rice; one 15- to 16-ounce can red kidney beans (rinsed and drained) and 1/2 cup shredded carrot with tomato sauce.
Nutrition Facts (Sloppy Joes)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 311,
  • Fat, total (g) 10,
  • chol. (mg) 48,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 35,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 20,
  • sodium (mg) 632,
  • Potassium (mg) 236,
  • calcium (mg) 71,
  • iron (mg) 4,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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