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Ozark Sloppy Joes

 Ozark Sloppy Joes
Years ago, my family operated a snack boat on Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks. These popular Sloppy Joes were a hit with hungry boaters. —Michele Delanty, Sunrise Beach, Missouri
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 hamburger buns, split

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook the beef, green pepper and onion over medium
  • heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • Stir in the sugar, flour, seasonings, tomato sauce and Worcestershire
  • sauce. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Spoon 1/2 cup onto each bun. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 burger equals 274 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 479 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber,

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Ozark Sloppy Joes (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch.