Snappy Joes on Texas Toast

Make sloppy joes with pizzazz -- sweet-hot additions served open-faced on fresh-baked bread make them anything but ordinary.

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 6

Ingredients

1/4
cup butter, softened
2
tablespoons chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1/4
cup chopped fresh chives
1
can (11 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crusty French loaf
1
tablespoon Crisco® Light Olive Oil
1 1/2
lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
1/2
cup pickled jalapeño chiles, drained, chopped and 2 tablespoons liquid reserved
1
teaspoon ancho chili or chili powder
1
can (8 oz) Muir Glen® tomato sauce
1/4
cup seedless blackberry jam
1
tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4
teaspoon coarse (kosher or sea) salt
1/4
teaspoon black pepper
1/2
cup sour cream
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, mix butter, parsley, garlic and 2 tablespoons of the chives; set aside.
  • 2 Bake French loaf as directed on can. Cool 5 minutes; cut into 12 (1-inch) slices. Spread butter mixture on one side of each slice.
  • 3 While bread is baking, in 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in chiles, reserved chile liquid, chili powder, tomato sauce, jam, mustard, salt and pepper; heat to simmering. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 5 minutes.
  • 4 For each serving, place 2 bread slices on each plate; top each slice with heaping 1/4 cup beef mixture, dollop of sour cream and some of remaining chives.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    480
    (
    Calories from Fat
    220),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    25g
    25%
    (Saturated Fat
    11g,
    11%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    100mg
    100%;
    Sodium
    790mg
    790%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    38g
    38%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    11g
    11%
    ),
    Protein
    27g
    27%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    20%;
    Vitamin C
    30%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    25%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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