Not-So-Sloppy Joes

Not-So-Sloppy Joes
Mark Boughton Photography / Styling by Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: 4 servings


1pound ground beef (10 to 20% fat)
1 yellow onion, diced
1tablespoon dried oregano
1tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
1 1/2cups tomato sauce
1/4teaspoon salt
4 whole-wheat hamburger buns


  1. Place beef in a large sauté pan and cook over medium heat, breaking up beef and stirring frequently, until it begins to release some of its fat and juices.
  2. Add onion and stir to mix well. Cook over medium heat until onion begins to soften, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add oregano, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar and tomato paste. Stir to combine and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add tomato sauce and salt. Stir to combine.
  4. Turn heat to low. Cover pan and simmer 15 minutes. Toast hamburger buns. Scoop beef mixture onto buns and serve.

Posted with permission from Barton Seaver’s National Geographic Kids Cookbook (National Geographic Kids, 2014).

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 450
  • Fat 16g
  • Cholesterol 100mg
  • Sodium 1080mg
  • Carbohydrate 4g
  • Fiber 8g
  • Protein 39g