EatingWell Sloppy Joes

  • Active Time 35m
  • Total Time 45m
  • Rating ****

8 servings, generous 1/2 cup filling each

Our version of the classic, convenience dinner is sure to please the whole family, even with the added fresh vegetables. Make It a Meal: Serve with roasted potato wedges and steamed beans.

Make Ahead Tip: The filling will keep in the freezer for up to 1 month.


  • 12 ounces 90-percent lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 2 cups (about 4 ounces) finely chopped cremini mushrooms
  • 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.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 7265

nutrition information per serving

237 calories; 6g total fat; 2g total saturated fat; 15mg cholesterol; 438mg sodium; 33g carbohydrates; 5g fiber; 14g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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