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This garden sloppy joes is a great recipe that adds vegetables to this popular meal!

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped or shredded
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground meat (15% fat) (turkey, chicken or beef)
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (15 ounces) whole tomatoes, crushed
  • 1 can (8 ounces) mushrooms or 1/2 pound chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1⁄4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 6 whole wheat buns, split in half to make 12

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Instructions

  1. Saute onions, carrots, green pepper and ground meat in a 2-3 quart saucepan over medium-high heat for 5 minutes
  2. Add tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, mushrooms and barbecue sauce
  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally
  4. Toast buns if desired. Spoon sauce over bun halves. Serve open-faced.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours
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