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Mini Sweet-and-Sour Sloppy Joes

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 50 mins
Yield Makes 12 sandwiches (serving size: 1 sandwich)
Because these are child-size portions, adults may choose to eat two sandwiches.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds extra-lean ground beef
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 3 (8-oz.) cans basil, garlic, and oregano tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (13.9-oz.) package dinner rolls, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 216
  • caloriesfromfat 28 %
  • fat 6.7 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • monofat 2.2 g
  • polyfat 1.2 g
  • protein 15.8 g
  • carbohydrate 23.6 g
  • fiber 1.8 g
  • cholesterol 21 mg
  • iron 2.8 mg
  • sodium 506 mg
  • calcium 31 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook ground beef in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat 10 minutes or until beef crumbles and is no longer pink. Remove meat from skillet, and drain well.

  2. Sauté onion and bell pepper in skillet 5 minutes or until tender. Return meat to skillet; stir in tomato sauce and next 5 ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes. Spoon mixture evenly into toasted dinner rolls, and serve immediately.

  3. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Pepperidge Farm Soft Dinner Rolls Country Style. They're about the size of a baseball.