Sloppy Joes Italian Style

Garlic, fennel and oregano give sloppy joes their delicious Italian style.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

1 1/2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
4
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
tablespoon fennel seed, if desired
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/2
cup dry red wine or nonalcoholic red wine
1
tablespoon packed brown sugar
1
can (28 oz) Muir Glen™ organic diced tomatoes, undrained
1
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
10
sandwich buns, split
  • 1 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.
  • 2 Stir in wine, brown sugar, tomatoes and oregano. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered about 15 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened.
  • 3 Spoon mixture into buns.

Expert Tips

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
580mg
580%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
17g
17%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
20%;
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;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.