This recipe is taken from the 2007 Milk Calendar. This is the Power-Packed Sloppy Joes recipe.
- Prep: 15 min
- Cooking: 20 min
- 1 lb (450 g) lean ground beef
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 carrots shredded
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) chili powder
- 2 cups (500 mL) Milk
- 1/3 cup (80 mL) tomato paste
- 1 cup (250 mL) tomato sauce
- 1 red or green bell pepper finely chopped
- 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
- 4 whole wheat hamburger buns split and toasted
In a large skillet, sauté beef, garlic, carrots and chili powder over medium-high heat for about 10 min, breaking up beef with a spoon; drain off any fat. Stir in milk and bring to boil; reduce heat and boil gently, stirring occasionally, until about half of the liquid is absorbed.
Stir in tomato paste, then tomato sauce and red pepper; simmer for about 5 min or until thick. Stir in salt to taste. Spoon over toasted hamburger buns.
Cooking Tip: For quick shredding and chopping of vegetables, use your food processor. Picky eaters won't detect small pieces of vegetables as easily.
For the Adventurous: Add 1 shredded zucchini with carrots; stir in 1/4 cup (60 mL) sliced olives and 2 tsp (10 mL) chopped fresh jalapeño with the pepper.
Healthy Eating Tip: Nutrition Month ' Stats Canada reports that many Canadians don't get enough vegetables and fruit nor Milk products on a daily basis. This four food group meal can be served with a glass of cold milk, a mixed green salad and fruit with vanilla yogurt topping to make sure your family isn't falling into this dietary trap.
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Nutritional informationPer serving
Top 5 Nutrients
|Calcium:||23 % / 251 mg|
|Vitamin A:||110 %|
|Vitamin B12:||86 %|