Best Sloppy Joes Recipe
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Best Sloppy Joes Recipe

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Who isn't looking for quick, healthy meal solutions during the busy holiday and shopping season? Here's a sophisticated twist on a kid favorite. My daughter, Tiffany, came up with this lower-fat version of traditional sloppy joes. Best of all, this recipe can be made ahead and frozen for real holiday convenience. However, the tangy kick from the orange peel may not appeal to all children. —Suzanne McKinley, Lyons, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange peel, optional
  • 6 whole wheat buns, split

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 274 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 713 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 18 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, molasses, prepared mustard, ground mustard, cloves, cayenne and orange peel if desired. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Serve on buns. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sloppy Joes in Quick Cooking November/December 2005, p48

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 274 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 713 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 18 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 4, 2013

"Oh, I also made this with ground turkey instead of beef and added a chopped carrot to the onions. Not sure how the original recipe was low-fat..."

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Reviewed Jul. 4, 2013

"I thought these were too sweet, but my husband couldn't tell the difference between this spiced up version and the plain version I normally make."

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Reviewed Mar. 4, 2013

"Oops, forgot to mention I too skipped the orange peel....and I also added a heaping 1/4 tsp of salt."

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Reviewed Mar. 4, 2013

"Wow! I wish I'd found this recipe when my kids were still at home. Since discovering it, I've made it nearly every week. The only changes I made after following the recipe the first time was to add a little brown sugar and granulated garlic. Love love love it!"

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Reviewed Dec. 17, 2012

"Too tangy for me!"

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