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Greek Sloppy Joes Recipe

Greek Sloppy Joes Recipe

A little feta cheese adds a depth of flavor like no other to a Sloppy Joes recipe. Leftovers make a tasty pita filling. — Sonya Labbe, West Hollywood, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups chopped romaine
  • 6 kaiser rolls, split and toasted
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain. Stir in tomato sauce and oregano. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 8-10 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
  • 2. Place romaine on roll bottoms; top with meat mixture. Sprinkle with feta cheese; replace tops.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich: 337 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 767mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2 starch, 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable

Reviews for Greek Sloppy Joes

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Reviewed Sep. 25, 2015

"Very good, my husband loved it"

Reviewed Sep. 13, 2015

"Not a lot of Greek flavor to this, other than the feta. Next time, I would add Greek seasoning to make it stand out from other sloppy joe recipes. It was easy to make, and did taste good."

Reviewed Jul. 29, 2015

"I made this because I happened to have the ingredients and it seemed simple. This was very easy and quick but it was also excellent. I added a dash of hot pepper sauce and a tsp of brown sugar."

Reviewed Jul. 29, 2015

"This was a great weeknight meal, which only took about 20 minutes to prepare from start to finish. The feta cheese is what makes this for me - otherwise I tend to agree that it tastes like spaghetti sauce. Next time I'll add some garlic and maybe some souvlaki seasoning to amp up the Greek flavor. Still a great base recipe to keep as is or make it your own!"

Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

"Not a keeper. Tasted like spaghetti with meat sauce on a bun, so the feta did very little to the overall taste."

Reviewed Mar. 5, 2014

"This was great. It was a bit too much tomato sauce. I added more garlic and pepper. Very tasty. Very easy!"

Reviewed Feb. 27, 2014

"I used ground lamb instead, greek oregano and grilled pita. Great recipe !"

Reviewed Feb. 26, 2014

"Pretty good. I used a pre-made (homemade) pizza sauce instead of the tomato sauce and oregano, which made it even simpler, if that were possible. The feta is a nice touch."

Reviewed Feb. 17, 2014

"So deliciously simple. I also added about a tablespoon of Worcester sauce. This will definitely be making it back to my dinner table."

Reviewed Oct. 25, 2013

"I substituted turkey for the beef. Mistakenly added too much tomato sauce so i added pasta. Very good."

Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

"I love to cook and have been working hard on our family eating more healthy. My 17-year old son, who loves the no-so-healthy food, just loves this recipe. It even tastes delicious with ground turkey. I"

Reviewed Aug. 6, 2011

"Family enjoyed this recipe; served

this on slider size buns with taco chips.
Added some chopped garlic with the onion and smokey paprika. Kids liked that I added tablespoon of maple syrup"

Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"It was a little bland. I would much rather have had a Manwich. But, all in all, not bad and certainly healthier."

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