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Super Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

Photo: Oxmoor House
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)
"My family loves Sloppy Joes, so I came up with this recipe. It works well with just about any combination of vegetables. When I want a change from bell pepper and celery, I substitute a package of broccoli slaw, chopped eggplant, and shredded carrots." -Rebecca Fulcher, Monument, CO

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground round
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 (8-ounce) package presliced mushrooms, chopped
  • 6 (2-ounce) Kaiser rolls or hamburger buns, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 404
  • caloriesfromfat 31 %
  • fat 14.2 g
  • satfat 5.1 g
  • monofat 5.5 g
  • polyfat 1.8 g
  • protein 21.3 g
  • carbohydrate 49.4 g
  • fiber 4.1 g
  • cholesterol 51 mg
  • iron 4.1 mg
  • sodium 929 mg
  • calcium 97 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef; cook 3 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Add bell pepper, celery, onion, and garlic; cook 7 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in water and next 10 ingredients (through mushrooms); bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken, stirring occasionally. Spoon 2/3 cup meat mixture onto bottom half of each roll; cover with top half of roll.