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A Healthier Sloppy Joe

Our updated Sloppy Joe takes lean ground beef and adds chopped cremini mushrooms and diced fresh plum tomatoes, all in a zesty sauce. Served on a whole-wheat bun, it’s a hearty dinner sandwich that will please adults and kids alike.

Servings: 8 servings, generous 1/2 cup filling each

Preparation time: 35 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes


  • 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 
  • 1/2 cup water 
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar 
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce , such as Heinz
  • 1/4 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.


Per serving  Calories: 233; Carbohydrates: 31g; Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Protein: 14g; Cholesterol: 28mg; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sodium: 436mg;