Cheesy Sloppy Joes


½ pound lean ground beef (7% fat or less)
1 (10 ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 (1.3 or 1.5 ounce) package sloppy joe seasoning mix
3 whole wheat hamburger buns
6 (3/4 ounce) slices fat free cheddar cheese


1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high hat. Add the
beef and cook until browned, 4-5 minutes, stirring with a spoon to break it up. Discard any drippings.

2.Stir in the mixed vegetables, 1 1/3 cups of water, the tomato
paste, and seasoning mix; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, and simmer,
stirring, until thickened about 10 minutes.

3.Meanwhile preheat the broiler. Place the buns cut side up on
a broiler rack and broil three inches from the heat until toasted 1-2
minutes. Top each bun half with 1 slice of chesses and broil until cheeses is melted, about 1 minute longer; Spoon ½ cup of the beef mixture on top of each bun and serve.
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