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West Coast Snappy Joes

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

Meet my California-inspired sloppy Joe. Load it up with whatever toppings you like, or pour the filling over noodles. It's incredible on mac and cheese. —Devon Delaney, Westport, Connecticut
West Coast Snappy Joes Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup soft sun-dried tomato halves (not packed in oil), chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped roasted sweet red peppers
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pickled jalapeno peppers
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Montreal steak seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 hamburger buns, split
  • Optional: Chopped avocado, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese and chopped green onions

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until beef is no longer pink, 6-8 minutes; crumble beef; drain.
  2. Stir in tomato sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted peppers, jalapenos, tomato paste, brown sugar, vinegar, steak seasoning and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until thickened, 4-6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve on buns with toppings as desired.

Can you freeze West Coast Snappy Joes?

Freeze cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; add water if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich (calculated without optional toppings): 288 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 575mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat.

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