Cheesy Sloppy Joes

POINTS per serving 4


Yield/Serves: 6


pound lean ground beef (97% fat or less)

1 (10 ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables

1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

1 (1.3- or 1.5 ounce) package sloppy joe seasoning mix

3 whole-wheat hamburger buns, split


6 (3/4 ounce) slices fat-free cheddar cheese



1)     Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the beef and cook until browned, 4-5 minutes, stirring with a spoon to break it up. Discard any drippings.

2)     Stir in the mixed vegetable, 1 cups water, the tomato paste, and seasoning mix, bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring until thickened about 10 minutes.

3)     Meanwhile, preheat the broiler. Place the buns, cut side up, on a broiler rack and broil 3 inches from the heat until toasted, 1-2 minutes. Top each bun half with 1 slice of the cheese and broil until the cheese is melted, about 1 minute longer. Spoon cup of the beef mixture on top of each bun half and serve at once.



PER SERVING: (1 sloppy joe): 207 Cal.,4 g fat, 1 g Sat Fat, 0 g Trans fat, 21 mg Chol,1,018 mg Sod, 26 g Carb, 5 g Fib, 19 g Prot., 260 Calc.



*     Make a double batch of the beef mixture and freeze the extra in an airtight container up to 1 month to have on hand for another meal.


This recipe is from SHORTCUTS, Weight Watchers newest cookbook 30 minutes or less 7 ingredients or less 3 simple steps or less.