Garlic, fennel and oregano give sloppy joes their delicious Italian style.
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
cloves garlic, finely chopped
tablespoon fennel seed, if desired
cup dry red wine or nonalcoholic red wine
tablespoon packed brown sugar
can (28 oz) Muir Glen™ organic diced tomatoes, undrained
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
sandwich buns, split
In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked and onion is tender; drain. Stir in fennel seed, salt and pepper.
Stir in wine, brown sugar, tomatoes and oregano. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered about 15 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened.
Spoon mixture into buns.
You can use beef broth for the wine but expect the flavor to be a little different.
Skip the buns and serve the sloppy joe mixture over toasted Italian bread slices.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- 3 1/2g,
- 3 1/2%
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.