Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Recipe: Sloppy Joes My Way(veggie loaded)

My children and my husband all enjoy a good sloppy Joe sandwich. The way I usually make them is to douse some ground beef in spices, Worcestershire sauce, and lots and lots of ketchup.

Recently I came up with this healthy version that incorporates lots of veggies and healthier seasoning options.

1 pound 93% lean ground beef( you can substitute veggie crumbles or ground turkey if you choose)
4 ounces chopped Baby Bella mushrooms
1 red onion, finely chopped 
1 can of diced or chopped green chiles
1 can of Hunt's Fire Roasted Diced tomatoes
1 small can of Contadina Italian Tomato Paste
1 cup vegetable broth or stock
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp coriander

Brown ground beef in a skillet and then add garlic, onion, and mushrooms and cook on medium until onions are fragrant and soft.  Add spices and cook for a couple of minutes, mixing to incorporate the flavors.  Next add the tomatoes, tomato paste, chiles, and vegetable broth - mixing well. Allow to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until the sauce gets thicker.

Serving Suggestion: Serve on toasted whole grain bun or  warm whole grain corn tortilla. Optionally top with low-fat cheese or  a dollop fat free, plain Greek yogurt

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