Shortcut Sloppy Joes

Shortcut Sloppy Joes

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Recipe Rating: 3.64321
Serves 4
At the end of a long day, comfort food feels spot on for kids and adults alike – bonus points for having dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. This easy version of classic sloppy Joes, which uses prepared pasta sauce as a flavoring shortcut, is full of lean ground beef and savory onions.
Ingredients: 
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 1/4 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 cups prepared pasta sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 hamburger buns, toasted
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Method: 
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 minute. Add ground beef and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until browned and cooked through, about 7 minutes.  

Add pasta sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar and pepper and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer, lower the heat to low and cook until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Spoon beef mixture onto hamburger buns and serve.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 520 calories (210 from fat), 24g total fat, 7g saturated fat, 90mg cholesterol, 870mg sodium, 41g carbohydrates, (4 g dietary fiber, 14g sugar), 34g protein.
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