A fast and tasty Tex-Mex take on sloppy Joes.
1 pound ground beef
1 (16-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
8 hamburger buns, split
Butter, softened as needed
2 cups shredded lettuce
- Brown ground beef in skillet; drain off fat. Add drained beans, tomato sauce and seasonings. Heat and blend thoroughly.
- Add shredded cheese and stir just until cheese begins to melt.
- Preheat broiler.
- Split buns, place on a baking sheet and lightly spread butter on both bun halves, broil for about 30 seconds, or until lightly toasted.
- Spoon sandwich mixture onto bottom half of the bun. Sprinkle with shredded lettuce and cover with top half of bun.
- Serve immediately.
Makes 8 servings.