from Bob Greene on Oprah.com
Vegetable oil cooking spray
1 onion , finely chopped
1 large sweet pepper , seeded and finely chopped
12 ounces 95 percent lean ground beef (I used ground turkey)
1 1/4 cups chopped fresh tomatoes , or canned no-salt-added tomatoes
1 cup canned, no-salt-added kidney beans , drained and rinsed, or cooked, mashed with the back of a fork (I omitted this, perhaps it makes the mixture thicker?)
4 Tbsp. tomato paste
4 Tbsp. cider vinegar
1/8 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
Black pepper to taste
4 whole wheat hamburger rolls (about 170 calories each)
sweet pepper. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring.
Crumble in the ground beef and cook until browned; keep breaking it apart with a spoon for about 4 minutes.
Stir in the tomatoes, beans, tomato paste, cider vinegar, cloves, cinnamon, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Cook for an additional 4 minutes.
Divide the mixture evenly between the four rolls and serve.
Recipes from The Best Life Diet Cookbook by Bob Greene
Nutritional Information:Per serving, about: calories: 415; protein: 34 g; carbohydrate: 60 g; dietary fiber: 14 g; sugars: 5 g; total fat: 6 g; saturated fat: 2 g; cholesterol: 52 mg; calcium: 72 mg; sodium: 451 mg
I know for some of you it's easier to use the canned mix to make these. But I had all the ingredients on hand....so what the heck? It was well worth it!