Yield: 6 servings  Total time: 45 minutes

The kids really loved having this classic sloppy joes dish for dinner.  Easy to make and great for leftovers.


1 teaspoon canola oil

1 cup finely chopped onion

1 cup chopped green bell pepper

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 1/2 pounds ground beef

1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste

2 teaspoons chili powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 (14-ounce)  can chicken broth

15-ounce corn, rinsed and drained

6 whole wheat hamburger buns

1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium- high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic, saute 3 minutes. Add meat to pan; cook 5 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Stir in tomato paste, cook 2 minutes. Add chili powder, cumin, salt, and broth. Reduce heat, and simmer 12 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Stir in corn; cook for 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

2. Spoon about 1 cup meat mixture on bottom half of each hamburger bun, cover with top half of each bun.

Fat 7.5g           Carbohydrates 40g

Protein 31.7g    Fiber 6.2g

Cooking Light June 2006 page 198