Speedy Beef Sloppy Joes

With Big Batch Beef in the freezer, it's so easy to get a good-for-you super speedy weeknight meal! For singles in the kitchen, just divide ingredients by 4: 1/2 cup Big Batch Beef, 1/4 can of the pizza sauce, 1/3 cup frozen veggies, 1/2 tsp Worcestershire and a tablespoon of water. As a pantry staple, make up some Big Batch Beef for the first year college student in your life so you're sure they start off eating right.

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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time20 mins

 2 cups (500 mL) frozen Big Batch Beef (recipe follows)
 1 can, (7.5 fl oz/213 mL) pizza sauce
 1 ½ cups (375 mL) frozen mixed vegetables
 2 tsp (10 mL) Worcestershire sauce
 4 hamburger buns or baked potatoes

1

Combine frozen Big Batch Beef, pizza sauce, frozen vegetables, Worcestershire sauce and 1/4 cup (50 mL) water in large heavy saucepan.

2

Cover and simmer cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until hot, about 10 to 15 minutes. Use to top 4 toasted hamburger buns or baked potatoes.

3

Big Batch Beef: Cook 4 lb (2 kg) Lean or Extra Lean Ground Beef in Dutch oven over medium-high heat for 10 minutes, breaking into small chunks with back of spoon, until browned. Drain, and return to pot. Add 4 EACH onion and cloves garlic, minced, simmer for 15 minutes until vegetables are softened. Spread in a single layer on several foil or parchment paper-lined baking trays; freeze until meat is just firm, about 1 hour. Loosen into chunks; scoop meal-sized portions into freezer bags. Freeze for up to 3 months.

4

Cook's Notes: Use the food processor to mince the onions and garlic in a snap. Pulse quartered onions and peeled garlic cloves a few times to mince.

Ingredients

 2 cups (500 mL) frozen Big Batch Beef (recipe follows)
 1 can, (7.5 fl oz/213 mL) pizza sauce
 1 ½ cups (375 mL) frozen mixed vegetables
 2 tsp (10 mL) Worcestershire sauce
 4 hamburger buns or baked potatoes

Directions

1

Combine frozen Big Batch Beef, pizza sauce, frozen vegetables, Worcestershire sauce and 1/4 cup (50 mL) water in large heavy saucepan.

2

Cover and simmer cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until hot, about 10 to 15 minutes. Use to top 4 toasted hamburger buns or baked potatoes.

3

Big Batch Beef: Cook 4 lb (2 kg) Lean or Extra Lean Ground Beef in Dutch oven over medium-high heat for 10 minutes, breaking into small chunks with back of spoon, until browned. Drain, and return to pot. Add 4 EACH onion and cloves garlic, minced, simmer for 15 minutes until vegetables are softened. Spread in a single layer on several foil or parchment paper-lined baking trays; freeze until meat is just firm, about 1 hour. Loosen into chunks; scoop meal-sized portions into freezer bags. Freeze for up to 3 months.

4

Cook's Notes: Use the food processor to mince the onions and garlic in a snap. Pulse quartered onions and peeled garlic cloves a few times to mince.

Speedy Beef Sloppy Joes
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