Thursday, March 26, 2015

30 Minute Meal: Sloppy Joes

Okay, so I'm a huge fan of getting in the kitchen and getting out. With our schedules getting busier and busier, I think everyone is! Sure, there are days when I'll slow down and bake or enjoy making something that takes 31 minutes, but mid-week dinners are not one of those times.

One of my go-to recipes is the sloppy joe. I have several different recipes I use, and this one is my favorite. I think I got it from my husband's mom at some point. A bonus to this recipe is it only has 6 ingredients. 7 if you use the onion. 

Fast, easy, and delicious!

Sloppy joes:
1 1/2 pounds ground beef (You can also use ground turkey or ground chicken, especially if you don't eat red meat or want to cut the calories. I calculated the calories below using 85/15 ground beef.)

1 onion (I leave the onion out. I don't know why, but I am not a fan of having onion chunks in my meat. I know some people love it, and I eat onions in other things. Just not this... Don't ask me why! I don't know!)

1 can tomato soup
2 T. brown sugar
2 T. mustard
¼ c. ketchup
1 T. cider vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

1. Brown the ground beef.
2. Add everything else, combine well, and simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Serve with buns, fruit, veggies, or whatever you like!

Nutritional Information:
10 servings -- 128 calories for the meat mixture.

I eat half a sandwich -- and I buy the 100 calorie “thin” whole grain hamburger buns, so my sandwich is 178 calories. I normally slice apples to eat with this meal, or fruit that is in season like strawberries or pineapple. A small gala is 71 calories, so my whole meal is about 250 calories.


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