Healthier Sloppy Joes II Recipe -
Healthier Sloppy Joes II Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Healthier Sloppy Joes II

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"This healthier version of sloppy joes includes more veggies and real garlic. Be sure to serve on whole wheat buns!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Heat skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir beef, onion, green bell pepper, carrots, and garlic until beef is browned, about 10 minutes. Drain off liquids.
  2. Stir in mustard, ketchup, and brown sugar and mix thoroughly. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sauce has thickened, about 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
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  • Editor's Note:
  • This recipe is a healthier version of Sloppy Joes II.

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Oct 01, 2012

I ran the onion, red pepper, carrots and garlic through the food processor to get a fine chop before sauteing it. I wanted a little smokier flavor, I used half ketchup/half barbecue sauce. This sloppy joe recipe was okay--it worked for me because it used ingredients on hand and it was quick to make. I served this with ranch jo-jo potatoes and a veggie platter.

Aug 15, 2012

I like sneaking extra veggies in dinner. I should have chopped the carrots much smaller, but my husband and I didn't mind. Children would have. These burgers had a slightly spicy taste. I also lightened this recipe a bit by using Quorn instead of ground beef.

Jul 28, 2012

Very good! My family loved this recipe. I'm going to make one again!

Oct 12, 2014

Instead of using ground beef I used ground turkey

Jan 23, 2014

Love it...always use peppers, not green...Made it many times for family and parties. 5 stars...adjust ingredients to taste...drain all fat...add water for consistency. Great

Nov 21, 2012

Loved it and a great way to sneak in veggies. I chopped the carrots too big the first time and it was a little dry for my taste, so the second time around I used the slap chopper thing we have to get it super finely chopped. I increased the ketchup to a full cup to add a little more moisture and I loved it.

Jun 15, 2014

I adjusted for I had ingredients I had on hand. I use ground turkey, a whole red pepper, a whole small white onion, & a whole small Purple Onion. And as I increase the veggies quite a bit, I had increased the amount of ketchup used. Next time I think I might use canned diced tomatoes. It was amazing. I loved it.... loved it .....loved it.

Aug 06, 2015

My family loved this slightly healthier version of sloppy joes, even my husband who doesn't tend to like anything but the "authentic" version (no healthy substitutions in general) liked this a lot and asked me to make sure I make it again. The only change I made was I added a bit of tomato paste (maybe 2 Tbsp) - we like our sloppy joes a bit saucier and I didn't want to keep adding more ketchup because of the sugar etc. I also made a vegetarian version with veggie crumble, btw, because I have a son who's vegetarian. His version came out just as good, though I had to add a bit of liquid to it as the veggie crumble is slightly different in texture etc. than ground beef - I added maybe a Tbsp or two of water and also the 2 Tbsp tomato paste I also added to our version. We'll definitely make this regularly - easy, relatively healthy, fun!


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  • Calories
  • 252 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 57 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 15.8 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 14.3 g
  • 29%
  • Sodium
  • 411 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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