Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Serve on a gluten-free bun.


"Sacred cows make the best hamburger."
-Mark Twain, Author

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I love Sloppy Joes. It's one of those comfort foods that's cheap, easy to make and it can be really good for you. Choose lean ground beef, fresh veggies and these simple spices rather than getting your Sloppy Joe out of a can or a seasoning packet. Lower in fat and salt, with a fresh homemade taste, this recipe won't take much longer than the "instant" mixes.


Sloppy Joes

Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups Sloppy Joe filling on a bun

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and divided by 2. This recipe makes great leftovers. Reheat gently.

Serve with Yam Home Fries or Yam Home Fries - Low Sodium Version or Thick Cut Yam Fries or Thick Cut Yam Fries - Low Sodium Version

1 tsp olive oil
1 large onion (diced)
1 rib celery (diced)
1 large carrot (peeled and diced)
1 small green bell pepper (diced)
1 lb 97% lean ground beef
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp paprika
2 Tbsp tomato paste
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
1 1/2 cups water
4 whole wheat or gluten-free hamburger buns or Kaiser rolls

Place the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, celery, carrot and bell pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally.

Add the ground beef and cook, stirring frequently, until it is browned.

Add the vinegar, Worcestershire, paprika, tomato paste, pepper and water. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for about 20 minutes stirring occasionally.

Serve over lightly toasted hamburger buns.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups Sloppy Joe on a bun

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 340 Calories from Fat 71
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 8g 12%
    Saturated Fat 3g 15%
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 453mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
    Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
    Sugars 12g /td>
Protein 30g
Vitamin A 68% Vitamin C 46%
Calcium 11% Iron 27%
Vitamin K 10 mcg Potassium 944 mg
Magnesium 83 mg