Garden Sloppy Joes

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Yield: 12 servings
Serving Size 1/2 bun
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Recipe Notes

  • Add your favorite fresh, canned or frozen chopped vegetables.
  • Try whole wheat English muffins instead of buns. 

Ingredients

1
onion, chopped
1
carrot, chopped or shredded
1
green pepper, chopped
1 pound
lean ground meat (15% fat) (turkey, chicken or beef)
1 can
(8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 can
(15 ounces) whole tomatoes, crushed
1 can
(8 ounces) mushrooms or 1/2 pound chopped fresh mushrooms
1⁄4 cup
barbecue sauce
6
whole wheat buns, split in half to make 12

Directions

  1. Saute onions, carrots, green pepper and ground meat in a 2-3 quart saucepan over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Add tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, mushrooms and barbecue sauce.
  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally.
  4. Toast buns if desired. Spoon sauce over bun halves. Serve open-faced.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • Add your favorite fresh, canned or frozen chopped vegetables.
  • Try whole wheat English muffins instead of buns. 
Last updated: 01/03/17

1 Comments for "Garden Sloppy Joes"

This a great recipe and an excellent way to sneak vegetables for our kids to eat! I made this recipe as it called for with my summer students. I did however, first brown my meat, drained the fat and than added the vegetables to saute, I waited to add the mushrooms till the last 10 minutes of cooking time since mushrooms cook fast. I modified the recipe by adding 1 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/2 teaspoon paprika to enhance more flavor.   I topped it off with low fat chedder cheese on a whole wheat English muffin. It was delicious! I plan to make this recipe for my family on a regular basis!

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