Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef

  2. 1 cup chopped onion

  3. 1 clove garlic, minced

  4. 1 6-ounce can vegetable juice

  5. 1/2 cup catsup

  6. 1/2 cup water

  7. 2 tablespoons no-calorie, heat-stable granular sugar substitute

  8. 2 tablespoons chopped, canned jalapeno peppers

  9. 1 tablespoon prepared mustard

  10. 2 teaspoons chili powder

  11. 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  12. 8 whole wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted Shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese Sweet pepper strips

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a large skillet cook ground beef*, onion, and garlic until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat. *TIP: You can substitute lean ground turkey (at least 93 percent lean, or 93/7) in place of ground beef.

  2. Meanwhile, in a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine vegetable juice, catsup, water, sugar substitute, jalapeno peppers (if desired), mustard, chili powder, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir in meat mixture.

  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours. Spoon meat mixture onto bun halves. If desired, sprinkle with cheese and serve with sweet pepper strips. Makes 8 servings.


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