Kids and adults alike love this little sweet-savory sloppy joes recipe. Keep the meat mixture warm in a slow cooker set on low. Carrots and vegetable chips make great sides.
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
3/4 pound ground round
2 cups no-salt-added tomato sauce
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
12 (1 1/2-ounce) rolls, split
How to Make It
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add first 3 ingredients; cook until beef is browned, stirring to crumble. Stir in tomato sauce and next 8 ingredients (tomato sauce through black pepper); reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon 1/4 cup beef mixture over bottom half of each bun. Cover with top halves.
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I used carrots instead of green peppers. I added some vinegar. However, I think this recipe was pretty bland. My 6 and 8 year old boys liked it as it was. I added more chili powder and cayenne pepper on mine. That made it a little better. I was hoping for a little more tang or something to give it a WOW. It just isn't with this recipe.
Every picky eater in my house loved these. I added some celery just to use it up. And I love that this recipe uses tomato sauce instead of ketchup so I can control the salt & sugar. Definitely a keeper!
I plan to try this -- I question how some posters can entirely change the recipe and then rate it?? You created a totally different dish.... I plan to make this with ground buffalo and decrease the saturated fat....
Have made this as written and been very satisfied. also have tried it with ground turkey and increased the veggies, adding carrots and celery also. Both ways are fine. Serve it on whole wheat burger rolls with a veggie or salad.
DON'T BUY CANNED SLOPPY JOES..........
This is the best sloppy joes receipe I have ever tried!. My husband absolutly loved it!
I added a little more hamburger and used the whole can of tomatoe paste and of course I added about 1/2 cup of water to thin it out a little and simmered a little longer.
This will definately be on our menu's in the future! Thanks Cooking Light!
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