Sloppy Joes
Recipe from Fine Cooking Books

These Sloppy Joes are everything you could wish for in this crowd-pleasing sandwich--a rich, meaty filling smothered in tangy-sweet, thick tomato sauce that just refuses to stay inside the bun. You definitely need a fork and a few napkins to eat this mouthwatering meal!



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Ingredients
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    1   pound 
    lean or extra-lean (90% lean or higher) ground beef
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    1   
    medium onion, diced (about 1-1/2 cups)
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    4   
    cloves garlic, minced (about 4 tsp.)
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    1   
    jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
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    medium red bell pepper, seeded and diced (about 1 cup)
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    15.5-oz. can small red or pinto beans, preferably low-sodium, drained and rinsed
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    1 1/2  cups 
    no-salt-added tomato sauce
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    2   tablespoons 
    tomato paste
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    1   tablespoon 
    red wine vinegar
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    1   tablespoon 
    unsulfured molasses
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    1   tablespoon 
    Worcestershire sauce
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    1   teaspoon 
    dry mustard
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    3/4  teaspoon 
    salt
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    Freshly ground black pepper to taste
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    8   
    whole-wheat burger buns

Directions
1.
Brown the meat and onion in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, breaking up the meat into crumbles as it cooks. Pour the drippings out of the pan and discard. Add the garlic, jalapeno, and red pepper and cook 5 minutes more, stirring occasionally. Stir in the rest of the ingredients, except the buns, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for another 5 minutes.
2.
Place a 12-cup scoop of the mixture onto each bun and serve.
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