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Bowl with Spoon

Prep time:
10 MIN

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Cook time:
20 MIN

Silouette of 2 people

12 Servings


Serving Size:
1/2 bun


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped or shredded
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground meat (15% fat) (turkey, chicken or beef)
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (15 ounces) whole tomatoes, crushed
  • 1 can (8 ounces) mushrooms or 1/2 pound chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1⁄4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 6 whole wheat buns, split in half to make 12


Saute onions, carrots, green pepper and ground meat in a 2-3 quart saucepan over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
Add tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, mushrooms and barbecue sauce.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally.
Toast buns if desired. Spoon sauce over bun halves. Serve open-faced.
Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


Add your favorite fresh, canned or frozen chopped vegetables.
Try whole wheat English muffins instead of buns.