Sneaky Chef: Easy Sloppy Joes With Secret Veggies

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If you have trouble getting your kids to eat vegetables, try this simple recipe for Sloppy Joes. Your children probably won’t even notice the added veggies, which include celery, onions, carrots, mushrooms and pureed sweet potatoes and butternut squash.

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Easy Sloppy Joes with Secret Veggies
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By adding chickpeas, you’ll reduce the fat content while upping the fiber and protein to this popular dinner mainstay.
Servings6people
Cook Time25minutes
Cook Time
25minutes
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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup onion finely chopped
  • 8 ounces ground sirloin 90% lean
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 8-ounce can unsalted tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 6 each whole-wheat hamburger buns toasted
  • 1 15.5 ounce can unsalted chickpeas drained
  • 18 each bread-and-butter pickle chips
Instructions
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion; sauté 4 minutes or until almost tender.
  2. Add sirloin; cook 5 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Stir in chili powder, sugar and salt; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  3. Add 1/4 cup water and tomato sauce; reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Place chickpeas in a bowl; partially mash with a fork or potato masher. Stir chickpeas into sirloin mixture.
  5. Spoon about 1/2 cup sirloin mixture onto bottom half of each bun; top each with three pickle chips and top half of bun.
Recipe Notes

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup onion finely chopped
  • 8 ounces ground sirloin 90% lean
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 8-ounce can unsalted tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 6 each whole-wheat hamburger buns toasted
  • 1 15.5 ounce can unsalted chickpeas drained
  • 18 each bread-and-butter pickle chips
Instructions
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion; sauté 4 minutes or until almost tender.
  2. Add sirloin; cook 5 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Stir in chili powder, sugar and salt; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  3. Add 1/4 cup water and tomato sauce; reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Place chickpeas in a bowl; partially mash with a fork or potato masher. Stir chickpeas into sirloin mixture.
  5. Spoon about 1/2 cup sirloin mixture onto bottom half of each bun; top each with three pickle chips and top half of bun.
Recipe Notes

Courtesy of MyRecipes.com

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