Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef, onion and bell pepper; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking beef into small crumbles and stirring occasionally. Pour off drippings, as necessary.
Cooking Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
Stir in tomato sauce, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil and cook 5 to 7 minutes or until sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally. Season with salt, as desired.
Cooking Tip: Two cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce may be substituted for 1 can (15 ounces) no salt added tomato sauce.
Divide beef mixture evenly onto rolls. Garnish with toppings, if desired.Southwest Variation:Prepare recipe as directed above, substituting 2 cups salsa for tomato sauce and omitting Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar. Add 1/2 cup drained canned black beans and 1/2 cup frozen corn with ingredients in step 2. Serve in warmed taco shells. Garnish with shredded lettuce, chopped tomato, shredded pepper-Jack cheese, chopped avocado, pickled or fresh jalapeño slices and chopped cilantro, if desired.Hawaiian Variation: Prepare recipe as directed above, substituting 1/2 cup sweet barbecue sauce for tomato sauce and omitting Worcestershire sauce. Add 1 undrained can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple in juice with ingredients in step 2. Serve in small sweet Hawaiian honey wheat dinners rolls. Garnish with dill or sweet pickle slices or pickled jalapeño slices, if desired.Moroccan Variation:Prepare recipe as directed above, omitting Worcestershire sauce. Add 1/2 cup raisins, 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice and 1 teaspoon ground cumin with ingredients in step 2. Remove from heat and stir in 1 tablespoon nonfat Greek yogurt. Serve in naan or pita pocket breads. Garnish with cucumber slices, nonfat Greek yogurt and chopped pistachios, if desired.Asian Variation:Prepare recipe as directed above, adding 1 tablespoon ground ginger with ingredients in step 1. Substitute 2 tablespoons hoisin for Worcestershire sauce. Serve in warm crusty rolls. Garnish with cucumber slices, shredded carrot and chopped cilantro or chopped green onion, if desired.
Nutrition information per serving using 93% lean ground beef, Traditional Variation,: 393 Calories; 89.1 Calories from fat; 9.9g Total Fat (3.7 g Saturated Fat; 0.2 g Trans Fat; 1.1 g Polyunsaturated Fat; 3.6 g Monounsaturated Fat;) 84 mg Cholesterol; 429 mg Sodium; 45 g Total Carbohydrate; 3.1 g Dietary Fiber; 19.1 g Total Sugars; 32 g Protein; 6.7 g Added Sugars; 101 mg Calcium; 6.3 mg Iron; 639 mg Potassium; 0 mcg Vitamin D; 0.4 mg Riboflavin; 8.5 mg NE Niacin; 0.6 mg Vitamin B6; 2.9 mcg Vitamin B12; 291 mg Phosphorus; 6.9 mg Zinc; 33.2 mcg Selenium; 105.3 mg Choline.
This recipe is an excellent source of Protein, Iron, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Selenium; and a good source of Dietary Fiber, Potassium, and Choline.