This was my first real experience with sloppy Joe's (though I'm certain I had to have tried them once at some summer camp ages ago). Michael thought that was insane. Regardless, these suckers were delicious. Michael said they were good, but not the best that he's ever had. He prefers the kind with 'manwich' sauce. But if you want sloppy Joe's and healthy, these are the way to go in my opinion. The mushroom flavor is perfect. We served them with some mashed taters. Serves 4, modified from Cooking Light.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 12 ounces extra lean ground beef
- 16 oz. cremini mushrooms, finely chopped
- 1 cup chopped onion (about 1/2 a medium onion)
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 cup tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
- 4 tasty rolls (whatever kind is your fave), toasted
- Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add beef; cook for 4 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble.
- Add mushrooms, onion, and garlic to pan; cook for 3 minutes or until onion is tender.
- Add tomato paste, oregano, vinegar, Worcestershire, molasses and salt to pan; cook 5 minutes or until mushrooms are tender and liquid evaporates. Stir in pepper and hot sauce.
- Spoon about 1 cup beef mixture on bottom half of each bun; top with top halves of buns.