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August 4, 2016

Skinny Sloppy Joes

Nutrition Fact: August is National Sandwich Month!  Try this healthy twist on the popular sloppy joe sandwich to sneak some vegetables into your children’s diet. It is high in fiber, vitamins and minerals, and low in fat as it is full of vegetables, and utilizes 93% lean ground beef.

Skinny Sloppy Joes

Makes: 7 Sandwiches


1.25 lbs 93% lean ground beef sirloin

1 tsp pepper

¼ tsp salt

1 carrot, minced

1 medium onion, minced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup red bell pepper, minced

4 oz mushrooms, minced

1 tbsp red wine vinegar

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

2 cups low-sodium tomato sauce

2 tbsp tomato paste

7 whole wheat hamburger buns


Chop all the vegetables really fine, using a chopper or food processor.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Add the meat to the pan and break it up as it cooks. Season with salt and pepper, and cook the meat until it browns.

Add onion, garlic, carrots, mushrooms and red peppers to the skillet.

Reduce heat to medium and add red wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce, cook 5 more minutes.

Add tomato sauce and tomato paste to pan, stir to combine.

Cover and reduce heat to simmer and cook an additional 5 minutes.

Using a measuring cup, pile 1/2 cup of sloppy meat onto toasted buns.

Nutrition Information per serving:

Calories: 235 cal, Fat: 6 g, Protein: 14g, Carbohydrate: 30g, Fiber: 5

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