Mushrooms Add Great Flavor To Kid Favorite
Sloppy joes are a quick and easy meal that everyone always seems to love. Adding minced veggies to the beef mixture make the flavor even richer and get the kids that extra serving of vegetables they may be missing.
Sloppy joes are always a family favorite. From the rich tomato sauce to the delicious ground beef, young and old alike can't seem to get enough. So since the sloppy dinner choice is such a big hit, why not throw in a vegetable that isn't a typical kid fave. That vegetable (or rather fungi) is mushrooms. While I love almost every kind of mushroom there is, kids don't seem quite as willing to pop the little button tops in their mouths. In fact most children, either because of the texture or flavor, seem to turn away at the sight of the delicious morsel. But mushrooms are very high in potassium and should be included in the child's (and adult's) diet.
This recipe from Cooking Light finds the perfect way to include the mushroom: Simply mince an eight-ounce package and stir them into the beef mixture. Since they'll be minced, sauteed and smothered in tomato paste, the kids won't even know the mushrooms are there and will happily gobble up those sloppy joes faster than you can say "eat your veggies." The fact that these joes only take about 30 minutes to cook makes them an ideal choice on those evenings when you're running behind.
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