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Beef and bean sloppy joe

Meal: Lunch or Supper; Serves: 6; Portion Size: 1 cup; Prep: 20 minutes; Cook Time: 20 minutes.


2 cups canned tomatoes, crushed, including liquid
1/4 cup canned tomato paste
1 tablespoon dark molasses
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2-1/4 teaspoon dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon olive / canola oil, 90/10 blend
1-1/2 cups yellow onions, diced, 1/2"
1 pound ground beef, 80/20
4 ounces red bell peppers, diced, 1/2"
2 tablespoons minced garlic cloves
2 tablespoons jalapeno chili peppers, minced
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups canned dark red kidney canned, drained, rinsed


  1. Whisk together crushed tomatoes, paste, molasses, mustard and sugar and set aside.
  2. In a preheated skillet, add oil and onions and cook until translucent.
  3. Add ground beef; cook for 3 minutes, stirring a few times.
  4. Add peppers, garlic and jalapeno chilies and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add salt, black pepper and kidney beans. Add the sauce. When mixture starts to boil, lower the heat and simmer covered for 20 minutes. Uncover and stir a few times, making sure that it does not burn on the bottom.
  6. Serve on toasted whole wheat bun.

Nutrition Information:  326 Calories, Fat 13 g, Saturated Fat 4 g, Sodium 575 mg, Protein 22 g, Dietary Fiber 8 g

Recipe courtesy of Morrison Healthcare