Speedy Mexican joes

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PREP TIME

5 min

Makes

4 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • 500 g ground beef
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 green bell pepper , finely chopped
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar , optional
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce , optional
  • 1 tsp Tabasco sauce , optional
  • 2 soft buns , split in half
  • grated cheddar
  • sliced avocados

Instructions

  • Lightly coat a large frying pan with oil and set over medium heat. Add beef and garlic, then sprinkle with seasonings. Cook until no longer pink, 5 to 6 min, using a fork to break up meat occasionally. Meanwhile, prepare pepper and stir in.
  • Pour in pasta sauce. Taste, and if it is not sweet enough, add sugar. Stir in Worcestershire and Tabasco. Simmer, uncovered and stirring often, until mixture begins to thicken, about 2 min. Place half of a bun on each plate. Top with meat mixture, then grated cheese and avocado slices. Leftover sauce will keep well, covered and refrigerated, for at least 1 day.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 393,
  • Protein
  • 27 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26 g,
  • Fat
  • 20 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 834 mg.

This sloppy joe is saucy and satisfying, and piled high with kid-friendly toppings. Give it as much kick as you like by adding more (or less) Worcestershire and Tabasco.