Cook's Country Reduced-Fat Sloppy Joes - Instructions
Note: If the mixture becomes too dry during cooking, add water a tablespoon at a time to reach
the desired consistency.
1. PROCESS MUSHROOMS: Heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium-high heat in large nonstick skillet until
shimmering. Add mushrooms and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer to food processor and pulse
until mushrooms are finely ground.
2. MAKE SAUCE: Heat remaining oil in empty skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Cook onion and
processed mushrooms, covered, stirring occasionally, until tender, 8 to 12 minutes. Stir in chili powder
and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add tomato sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire, sugar, water, and
vinegar. Simmer over medium-low heat until vegetables are completely tender and sauce is slightly
thickened, about 15 minutes.
3. SIMMER BEEF: Add beef and simmer, breaking up meat with wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 5
minutes more. Season with salt and pepper. Divide mixture among buns. Serve.