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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Updating the Sloppy Joe

Diabetic Connect's updated Sloppy Joe takes lean ground beef and adds chopped cremini mushrooms and diced fresh plum tomatoes, all in a zesty sauce. 


Photographer: Ken Burris

Served on a whole-wheat bun, it’s a hearty dinner sandwich that will please adults and kids alike.


Ingredients
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 12 ounces 90%-lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 2 cups finely chopped cremini mushrooms, (about 4 ounces)
  • 5 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce, such as Heinz
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 8 whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted if desired


Directions
The filling will keep in the freezer for up to 1 month.

8 servings, generous 1/2 cup filling each

Crumble beef into a large nonstick skillet; cook over medium heat until it starts to sizzle, about 1 minute. Add onion and mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until the vegetables are soft and the moisture has evaporated, 8 to 10 minutes.

Add tomatoes and flour; stir to combine. Stir in water, vinegar, chili sauce and ketchup and bring to a simmer, stirring often. Reduce heat to a low simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thickened and the onion is very tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve warm on buns.

Recipe source: Diabetic Connect



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