Monday, September 14, 2009

Sloppy Kids

I must have cafeteria food on the mind these days, given that I whipped these up for my kids. But trust me, these are better than you remember from the lunch line, and make for a kid-pleasing dinner in a hurry!

Sloppy Joe's

1 pound ground beef or turkey
Green Pepper, chopped
Onion, Chopped
Celery, Chopped
Tomato, chopped
15 oz jar tomato sauce
Brown Sugar
Cider Vinegar
Whole Wheat Burger Buns

Sauté the onion and beef (or turkey) in a bit of olive oil, then drain the oil. Toss in the peppers, chopped tomato and celery.

Add the tomato sauce, then a hearty squeeze of ketchup, mustard, and brown sugar, stir. A splash of cider vinegar (for zing). Let the flavors meld as it cooks over low heat for about 10 minutes.
Serve on whole wheat buns. Can definitely be made ahead, and kept in the fridge (or freezer) until you get home from sports practices, music classes or a long afternoon playing outside!

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