Sweet and Sloppy Joe

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  • Total: 35 min
  • Cook: 35 min
  • Yield: 4 Servings
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1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)

1 cup diced bell peppers (red, green, yellow or orange)

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 can (8 ounces) 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. 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. Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.