Sweet & Sloppy Joe Recipe

  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef
  • 1 cup diced bell peppers (red, green, yellow or orange)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup dark or golden raisins
  • 2 teaspoons ancho chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • Toppings (optional):
  • Chopped mango, chopped jalapeno, chopped tomato, chopped fresh cilantro, sliced green onion, shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef, bell pepper and onion; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking beef into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove drippings.
  2. Stir in tomato sauce, water, raisins, ancho chili powder and oregano; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15 to 18 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly, stirring occasionally.
  3. Evenly divide beef mixture on bottom half of each bun. Garnish with toppings, as desired; close sandwiches.