Sloppy Joe

The sloppy Joe is a classic American sandwich that the whole family will love. Add extra vegetables like carrots, celery,...
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Sloppy Joe
Julie Ruggirello

Sloppy Joe

The sloppy Joe is a classic American sandwich that the whole family will love. Add extra vegetables like carrots, celery, and bell peppers to incorporate more nutrition.

6
Servings
139
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon sunflower oil
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Pound lean ground beef
  • 1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
  • ¼ Cup ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon molasses
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ Teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Hot sauce, such as Tabasco
  • 8 hamburger buns, split and toasted

Directions

Set a large high-sided skillet over medium heat. Add in the oil and, when hot, add in the carrots and onions and cook until the onions are translucent, 4 to 6 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Season the mixture with salt and pepper, then add in the ground beef, breaking it up with a wooden spoon. Cook, continuing to break up the meat, until the beef is no longer pink, about 10 minutes.

Add in the tomato sauce, ketchup, molasses, Worcestershire, vinegar, oregano, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, some salt and pepper, and hot sauce as desired. Cook until the sauce thickens up a bit, about 5 minutes. Taste the mixture and season with more salt and pepper as needed.

Spoon the sloppy Joe mixture onto the buns and serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
64mg
21%
Carbohydrate, by difference
3g
2%
Protein
20g
43%
Vitamin A, RAE
3µg
0%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
24mg
2%
Choline, total
66mg
16%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
15µg
4%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
24mg
8%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
201mg
29%
Selenium, Se
18µg
33%
Sodium, Na
92mg
6%
Water
57g
2%
Zinc, Zn
5mg
63%

Sloppy Joe Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Sloppy Joe Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.