Sneaky Joe Sliders

Sneaky Joe Sliders
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This is a smoky twist on a traditional "Sloppy Joe," served up mini-style on slider buns. I especially love the subtle sweet flavor that blueberry adds to barbecue sauce — who knew? Because it isn’t bound in a patty, you can also sneak much more nutritious purée into this dish.

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Ingredients

  • 1  Cup  chopped onion
  • 1  Pound  lean ground beef
  • 2/3  Cups  store-bought barbecue sauce
  • 1/4  Cup  tomato paste
  • 1/4  Cup  vegetarian refried beans
  • 1/4  Cup  Sneaky Chef Purple Purée
  • small, soft dinner rolls, ideally whole grain

Directions

Add the onions and meat to a soup pot and heat over medium, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up the meat, about 5 minutes, or until the onions are lightly browned and meat is no longer red. Stir in the remaining ingredients, mix thoroughly, and heat through for 2 to 3 minutes, adding a tablespoon or 2 of water if you desire a thinner consistency.

 

Ladle over warm rolls. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Sugar
19g
21%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
112mg
37%
Carbohydrate, by difference
33g
25%
Protein
40g
87%
Vitamin A, RAE
21µg
3%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
100mg
10%
Choline, total
122mg
29%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
40µg
10%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
53mg
17%
Niacin
11mg
79%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
381mg
54%
Selenium, Se
33µg
60%
Sodium, Na
558mg
37%
Water
136g
5%
Zinc, Zn
8mg
100%