Zesty Sloppy Joes

  • Servings: 8
  • Course: Main Dish

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Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 6-ounce can vegetable juice
  • 1/2 cup catsup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons no-calorie, heat-stable granular sugar substitute
  • 2 tablespoons chopped, canned jalapeno peppers (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 whole wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • Shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (optional)
  • Sweet pepper strips (optional)
  • Reynolds® Slow Cooker Liner

Directions

Step 1

In a large skillet cook ground beef*, onion, and garlic until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat. TIP: You can substitute lean ground turkey (at least 93 percent lean, or 93/7) in place of ground beef.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine vegetable juice, catsup, water, sugar substitute, jalapeno peppers (if desired), mustard, chili powder, and Worcestershire sauce.

Step 3

Stir in meat mixture.

Step 4

Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours.

Step 5

Spoon meat mixture onto bun halves. If desired, sprinkle with cheese and serve with sweet pepper strips.

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