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Mushroom Beef Sloppy Joes

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.

4 servings
Prep time
5 minutes
Cook time
25 minutes
Total time
30 minutes
1/2 pound mushrooms (white button)
1/2 pound mushrooms (cremini)
1/4 pound ground beef (90% lean)
1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil
1/2 cup onion (chopped)
1 clove garlic (minced)
8 ounces tomato sauce (no-salt-added)
1 tablespoon chili powder
3 teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
1/8 teaspoon black pepper (ground)
4 hamburger buns (whole-wheat)
  1. Chop mushrooms to approximate size and texture of cooked ground beef.
  2. Heat a sauté pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Add ground beef and mushrooms, and cook.
  4. Sauté until ground beef is done.
  5. Remove mushroom-beef mixture from pan.
  6. Add onions and garlic to pan; cook until golden.
  7. Return mushroom-beef mixture to pan, along with remaining ingredients.
  8. Simmer about 10 minutes; remove from heat.
Meal Type: Lunch, Dinner
Category: 30 Minutes or Less, Kid-Friendly
Food group: Vegetables, Protein, Grains
Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall