Sweet and Sloppy Joe




Sweet and Sloppy Joe

Sweet and Sloppy Joe
Total Recipe Time:  35 to 40 minutes
Makes 4 servings


1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)1 cup diced bell peppers (red, green, yellow or orange)1/2 cup chopped onion1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce1/2 cup water1/2 cup dark or golden raisins 2 teaspoons ancho chile powder1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves4 whole wheat hamburger buns, splitToppings (optional):Chopped mango, chopped jalapeño, chopped tomato, chopped fresh cilantro, sliced green onion, shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese


  1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef, bell pepper and onion; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking beef into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove drippings.
  2. Stir in tomato sauce, water, raisins, chili powder and oregano; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15 to 18 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly, stirring occasionally.
  3. Evenly divide beef mixture on bottom half of each bun. Garnish with toppings, as desired; close sandwiches. 


Two teaspoons chili powder and 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper may be substituted for ancho chile powder.Cook's Tip:  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.
Nutrition information per serving: 566 calories; 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat); 76 mg cholesterol; 728 mg sodium; 82 g carbohydrate; 10.3 g fiber; 34 g protein; 12.1 mg niacin; 0.7 mg vitamin B6; 2.3 mcg vitamin B12; 6.7 mg iron; 60.7 mcg selenium; 7.9 mg zinc; 110.4 mg choline.This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium, zinc and choline.
© Cattlemen's Beef Board and National Cattlemen's Beef Association


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