Version 3 - Sweet & Tangy Sloppy Joes
  • 30 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings (1 hamburger bun plus 3/4 cup Sloppy Joe beef mixture)
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Sweet & Sloppy Joes

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  • 1 pound Ground Beef (96% lean)
  • 1 cup chopped yellow, green or red bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 can or bottle (12 ounces) 100% vegetable juice
  • 2 tablespoons lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split


  • 1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef, bell pepper and onion; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking beef up into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally.

  • 2. Stir in vegetable juice, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 7 to 9 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated and thickens slightly, stirring occasionally.

  • 3. Evenly place beef mixture on bottom half of each bun; close sandwiches.

  • Test Kitchen Tips Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160ºF. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.