Healthy Sloppy Joes

This Healthy Sloppy Joe takes lean ground beef and adds chopped mushrooms and diced fresh plum tomatoes, all in a zesty sauce.  This is a hearty dinner sandwich that will please adults and kids alike.   Ted and I agreed this was way more flavorful than Manwhich sauce and was lower in calories and sodium than premade kind.  Totally amazing, I did serve ours on Gluten Free bread because we really like better than buns.

Serves 4



12 ounces 90%-lean ground beef

1 large onion, finely diced

 2 cups finely chopped cremini mushrooms, (about 4 ounces)
  5 plum tomatoes, diced
  2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (GF)

½ cup water

¼ cup cider vinegar

¼ cup chili sauce, such as Heinz

¼ cup ketchup

8 whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted if desired


  • Crumble beef into a large nonstick skillet; cook over medium heat until it starts to sizzle, about 1 minute. Add onion and mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until the vegetables are soft and the moisture has evaporated, 8 to 10 minutes.
  •  Add tomatoes and flour; stir to combine. Stir in water, vinegar, chili sauce and ketchup and bring to a simmer, stirring often. Reduce heat to a low simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thickened and the onion is very tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve warm on buns.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 bun with ½ cup filling
  • Per serving: 233 calories; 6 g fat(2 g sat); 5 g fiber; 31 g carbohydrates; 14 g protein; 36 mcg folate; 28 mg cholesterol; 8 g sugars; 5 g added sugars; 432 IU vitamin A; 8 mg vitamin C; 66 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 448 mg sodium; 499 mg potassium

original recipe from Eating Well


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