Sweet & Sloppy Joes

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Total Recipe Time:  30 minutes
Preparation Time:  10 minutes
Cooking Time:  20 minutes
Makes 4 servings (1 hamburger bun plus 3/4 cup Sloppy Joe beef mixture)

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.

Cook's Tip:  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.

Nutritional Information
Nutrition information per serving: 341 calories; 7.7 g fat (2.9 g saturated fat; 2.7 g monounsaturated fat); 76 mg cholesterol; 499 mg sodium; 38 g carbohydrate; 5.1 g fiber; 30 g protein; 8.2 mg niacin; 0.6 mg vitamin B6; 2.4 mcg vitamin B12; 4.6 mg iron; 40.0 mcg selenium; 7.1 mg zinc; 94.6 mg choline. Trans fat 0.1g; polyunsaturated fat 1.3g; potassium 838mg; added sugar 1.5 teaspoons.

This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of choline.

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