This is actually a recipe I adapted from a Weight Watchers cookbook, so it's friendly to your waistline as well as your tastebuds. Did that sound cheesy? Hmm. I'll try to keep that in check.
Stir together a small can of tomato paste and a can of petite diced tomatoes. Add it to the ground beef and veggies.
Add some Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, hot sauce, and salt and pepper. Let it come up to a boil then lower the heat to simmer a few minutes.
I like it on a mayonnaised bun. With oven fries. And a pickle. It's an easy enough weeknight dinner and loaded with vegetables to make you feel good about eating it.
Sloppy Joes (makes 4-5 servings)
Adapted from Weight Watchers
1 tbs + 1 tsp olive oil
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
1 medium carrot, finely chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried thyme
1 lb lean ground beef
1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp vinegar
1/4-1/2 tsp hot sauce (depending on your heat tolerance)
Salt and pepper to taste
Hamburger buns for serving
- In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the vegetables and sauté until the veggies are soft. Add thyme, oregano, and ground beef. Break up the beef with a wooden spoon and cook until nicely browned.
- Stir together tomato paste and diced tomatoes in a small bowl. Add the mixture to the ground beef and cook 1 minute. Add Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, hot sauce, and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and lower heat to simmer mixture about 10 minutes. Serve on hamburger buns.