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    Sloppy Joes

    Source of Recipe

    Master Chef Don's 2008 Collection

    Recipe Introduction

    Serve these wonderfully messy joes on hard rolls with plenty of napkins on hand. If you like, you can also serve the meat over plain white rice.

    List of Ingredients

    4 teaspoons olive oil
    2 onions, finely chopped
    1 celery stalk, finely chopped
    1/2 carrot, finely chopped
    1/2 green bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
    1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
    1/2 teaspon dried thyme leaves
    1 pound lean ground beef
    1 cup canned diced tomatoes
    2 Tablespoons tomato paste
    1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    2 teaspoon red-wine vinegar
    1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper sauce
    Salt and pepper to taste
    4 rolls or hamburger buns
    4 unsweetened pickles (optional)


    1. In a medium nonstick saucepan, heat the oil. Sauté the onions, celery, carrot and bell
    pepper until the onions are translucent, 10-12 minutes. Stir in the oregano and thyme,
    then add the beef and cook, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink,
    5-7 minutes.

    2. In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, tomato paste and 2 Tablespoons water, add
    to the beef mixture and

    3. Cook 1 minute. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, pepper sauce, salt and
    pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the
    mixture thickens, about 10 minutes. Serve on the rolls with the pickles on the side.
    Makes 4 servings, 9 points each




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