Better Sloppy Joe’s
This version replaces some of the meat with beans to pump up the fiber!

Serves 4

1 tablespoon olive oil
12 ounces 90%-lean ground beef
1 cup no-salt-added black beans, rinsed
1 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons chili powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1 cup no-salt-added tomato sauce
3 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
1 teaspoon light brown sugar
4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted

Step 1: Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until lightly browned but not completely cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the beef to a medium bowl, reserving drippings in the pan.

Step 2: Add beans and onion to the pan; cook, stirring often, until the onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Add chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in tomato sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire, mustard and brown sugar. Return the beef to the pan. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring often, until the beef is just cooked through and the sauce has thickened slightly, about 5 minutes. Serve on buns.

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