Mushroom Beef Sloppy Joes


Makes: 4 Servings

Prep time: 30 minutes


Chopped mushrooms, when sautéed, blend seamlessly with ground meats. Swapping or adding mushrooms to a recipe can add an extra serving of vegetables to the plate.



  • 1/2 pound white button mushrooms
  • 1/2 pound cremini mushrooms
  • 1/4 pound 90% lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 can 8oz no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 3 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 whole-wheat buns



  1. Chop mushrooms to approximate size and texture of cooked ground beef
  2. Heat a sauté pan over medium-high heat
  3. Add ground beef and mushrooms, and cook
  4. Sauté until ground beef is done
  5. Remove mushroom-beef mixture from pan
  6. Add onions and garlic to pan; cook until golden
  7. Return mushroom-beef mixture to pan, along with remaining ingredients
  8. Simmer about 10 minutes; remove from heat



Serving Suggestions: serve with a glass of non-fat milk and a slice of watermelon.




United States Department of Agriculture -

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