Monday, December 19, 2011

Beef and Mushroom Sloppy Joes

One of the best things about this recipe was that I was able to get the kids to eat mushrooms.  I only gave them 1/2 of a sandwich each since I served french fries and veggies with the sloppy joes.  3/4 of the way through eating her sloppy joe my daughter asked, "Is there eggplant in here?" "No," I said.  "Is there mushrooms?" I told her, "Maybe." "Because I taste something squishy," she said.  When I admitted to there being mushrooms in them she continued to eat, which was very surprising!  I did make their sandwiches before adding the hot sauce.  However, more hot sauce was needed to taste it.  This was another quick and easy recipe, definitely doable for a weeknight dinner.

Beef and Mushroom Sloppy Joes
Cooking Light, June 2011

1 tablespoon olive oil
12 ounces ground sirloin
2 (8-ounce) packages presliced cremini mushrooms
1 cup prechopped onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup no-salt-added tomato paste
1 tablespoon minced fresh 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 (2-ounce) Kaiser rolls or hamburger buns, toasted

1. 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.

2. While beef cooks, place mushrooms in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until finely chopped. Add mushrooms, onion, and garlic to pan; cook for 3 minutes or until onion is tender. Add tomato paste and next 5 ingredients (through 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.

Family Rating: 1 thumb up.

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