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

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Editor's Note:

This recipe is a healthier version of Sloppy Joes II.

Nutrition Facts

251.8 calories; protein 14.3g 29% DV; carbohydrates 13g 4% DV; fat 15.8g 24% DV; cholesterol 56.8mg 19% DV; sodium 411.4mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2012
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/31/2018
my family including our 2 teenage boys loved this. it has a taste all of it's own no more canned stuff Read More
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  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2012
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/15/2012
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2012
Very good! My family loved this recipe. I'm going to make one again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2014
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 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2014
Instead of using ground beef I used ground turkey Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2014
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/21/2012
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2016
Fantastic! Super easy and healthy. I used some chilis in adobo sauce to give a kick and added crushed red pepper flakes. Used cabbage instead of bread for fewer calories. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2016
Delicious and hubby loved it too! Increased bell pepper, carrot and garlic. Also added chopped celery (same amount as carrot and bell pepper). For the sauce I used ketchup and chilli sauce with a bit more prepared mustard than the recipe called for and a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce. Will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/31/2018
my family including our 2 teenage boys loved this. it has a taste all of it's own no more canned stuff Read More
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