Homemade Sloppy Joes

By griz104

Ingredients
  • 1 pound superlean ground beef or ground sirloin (I use ground Turkey)

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper

  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons ketchup…(I use No Sugar added)

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar…(Splenda Brown Sugar)

  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (add more to taste)

  • 4 multigrain or whole-wheat hamburger buns or rolls

  • 2 ounces shredded reduced-fat monterey

  • jack or cheddar cheese (optional)

Directions
  1. Brown the ground beef or Turkey, onion, and green pepper over medium heat in a large nonstick skillet.

  2. Stir in the ketchup, water, brown sugar, mustard, and garlic powder; mix thoroughly. Reduce the heat to simmer, cover, and let simmer for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or so.

  3. Add salt (if desired) and pepper to taste and stir. Serve one-fourth of the mixture over the bottom of a split multigrain bun or roll. Sprinkle each with a tablespoon or two of cheese, if desired. Serve with or without the top of the bun or roll.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
By using the Ground Turkey and No Sugar Added Ketchup and Brown Sugar Splenda it takes everything down a bit more but by how much i am not sure..
CALORIES 375.2 CAL
FAT 8.6 G
SATURATED FAT 3.3 G
CHOLESTEROL 71.8 MG
SODIUM 955.6 MG
CARBOHYDRATES 45.4 G
TOTAL SUGARS 23.7 G
DIETARY FIBER 4.3 G
PROTEIN 31.3 G

poultry beef

5 replies

shoulders
shoulders 2011-08-29 22:46:31 -0500 Report

Sounds great, except for the fact that Diabetics coundn't eat this version of Sloopy Joes. It does make my mouth water thinking about this recipe. Thanks for shareing and old time memories…

griz104
griz104 2011-02-15 10:51:25 -0600 Report

In defense of my recipe I must admit i didn't give it a whole lot of thought when i posted it.. I have to realize that not everyone makes their own Ketchup like i do along with Spaghetti sauce also ..

Jarb
Jarb 2010-12-28 09:56:42 -0600 Report

Too many calories, fat, cholesterol, and sodium for being on an eating for your heart diet in my opinion.