Shortcut Sloppy Joes

Shortcut Sloppy Joes

Serves 4

At the end of a long day, a delicious comfort food like sloppy joes is perfect to serve to kids and adults alike. This easy version, which uses prepared pasta sauce as a flavoring shortcut, is full of lean ground beef and savory onions.

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 1/4 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 cups prepared pasta sauce
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar, to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 burger buns, toasted
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In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and red pepper and sauté until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté 1 minute more, stirring occasionally. Add the ground beef and cook, breaking it up with a fork, until no longer pink, about 7 minutes. Add the pasta sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer over low heat and cook until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes more. Spoon the mixture onto the toasted hamburger buns.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:510 calories (220 from fat), 24g total fat, 7g saturated fat, 90mg cholesterol, 1170mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (4g dietary fiber, 14g sugar), 31g protein
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