Recipe by MakeItHealthy
"This healthier version of sloppy joes includes more veggies and real garlic. Be sure to serve on whole wheat buns!"
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lean ground beef
chopped green bell pepper
carrots, finely chopped
prepared yellow mustard
salt and ground black pepper to taste
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.
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.
Very good! My family loved this recipe. I'm going to make one again!
Instead of using ground beef I used ground turkey
Love it...always use it...red 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
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.
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.
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!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Healthier Sloppy Joes II
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 252
** Calories from Fat: 143
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