Mushroom Beef Sloppy Joes Recipe

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Chopped mushrooms, when sautéed, blend seamlessly with ground meats. Swapping or adding mushrooms to a recipe can add an extra serving of vegetables to the plate.
Recipe Cost for 4 People: $9.23 ($2.31/serving)*
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • 8 oz white button mushrooms
  • 8 oz cremini mushrooms
  • ¼ lb 90% lean ground beef
  • 1½ tbsp canola oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 8 oz can no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar
  • ⅛ tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 whole wheat buns
Chop mushrooms to approximate size and texture of cooked ground beef. Heat a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and mushrooms, and cook. Sauté until ground beef is done. Remove mushroom-beef mixture from pan. Add onions and garlic to pan; cook until golden. Return mushroom-beef mixture to pan, along with remaining ingredients. Simmer about 10 minutes; remove from heat.

Complete this Healthy Plate: Serve with an 8 oz glass of non-fat milk and a slice of watermelon.
Serves: 4
Fruits & Veggies per Serving
1.75 Cups
Nutrition Information per Serving:
Calories: 280
Total Fat: 11g
Saturated Fat: 2g
% of Calories from Fat: 35%
% Calories from Sat Fat: 6%
Protein: 13g
Carbohydrates: 37g
Cholesterol: 20mg
Dietary Fiber: 6g
Sodium: 240mg
MyPlate Contributions
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Each serving provides: An excellent source of protein, fiber, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, and copper, and a good source of vitamin C, vitamin E, thiamin, folate, vitamin B12, iron, and magnesium.

*Retail prices, Boulder, Colorado, and online, September 2012

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