Cheesy Sloppy Joes from Weight Watchers

Cheesy Sloppy Joes

Prep 5 minutes Cook 15 Minutes Serves 6

½ pound lean ground beef (7% fat or less)

1 (10 ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables

1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

1 (1.3 or 1.5 ounce) package sloppy joe seasoning mix

3 whole wheat hamburger buns

6 (3/4 ounce) slices fat free cheddar cheese

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high hat.  Add the beef and cook until browned, 4-5 minutes, stirring with a spoon to break it up.  Discard any drippings.

Stir in the mixed vegetables, 1 1/3 cups of water, the tomato paste, and seasoning mix; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, and simmer, stirring, until thickened about 10  minutes.

Meanwhile preheat the broiler.  Place the buns cut side up on a broiler rack and broil three inches from the heat until toasted 1-2 minutes.  Top each bun half with 1 slice of chesses and broil until cheeses is melted, about 1 minute longer; Spoon ½ cup of the beef mixture on top of each bun and serve.