The Best Sloppy Joe Recipe {LOW CALORIE}

The Best Sloppy Joe Recipe

This is the best sloppy Joe recipe for people looking to cut calories without sacrificing flavor! At just 311 calories, this healthy sloppy joes recipe will help curb your cravings without ruining your diet.

We’ve packed this recipe for sloppy joes from scratch with so many vegetables, it’s 50% veggie… But the vegetables are so well hidden, no one will know.

The Best Sloppy Joe Recipe

Most sloppy joes recipes are packed full of preservatives and excess sugar, but thanks to our low calorie, easy sloppy Joe sauce recipe… Plus all the extra veggies… this easy sloppy Joe recipe is low in calories, sugar, and has no preservatives.

We made this sloppy Joe recipe easy with a printable recipe card, shopping list and nutrition label. You’ll find everything you need to make the best ever sloppy joes recipe.

These easy homemade sloppy joes are just 311 calories!

The Best Sloppy Joe Recipe

This simple sloppy joes recipe can be made in just 30 minutes, in this section you will find the ingredients for making sloppy joe recipes. You can take a screenshot on your phone so you have it handy the next time you go to the store.

Now you can make a low calorie sloppy Joe recipe from scratch, making these the best sloppy joes recipe for people looking to cut calories without sacrificing flavor.

The Best Sloppy Joe Recipe

The best sloppy Joe meat for weight loss will be ground turkey or chicken, but you can use beef in this best sloppy joes ever recipe.

What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Sloppy Joe Ingredients (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Sloppy Joes
  • The Best Sloppy Joe Recipe (recipe card!)
  • Nutrition and Calories in Sloppy Joes

Instead of buying a sugar packed, preservative filled store bought mix, we make this easy sloppy Joe sauce from scratch. Thus saving calories, sugar and adding loads of flavor.

Below you’ll learn how to make the best sloppy Joe mix from scratch, for less calories and sugar than store-bought.

Up next, learn how to make sloppy joes from scratch…

Sloppy Joe Ingredients

These recipes for sloppy Joe mix are easy to make and absolutely delicious. Instead of making homemade sloppy jokes with ketchup, save lots of sugar and make this healthy best ever sloppy joes.

This sloppy joes meal is packed full of veggies to save money and calories, and you can make sloppy Joe recipes ground beef, turkey, or chicken.

The Best Sloppy Joe Recipe

Special Tip: You can find measurements for these sloppy joes in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many sloppy joes you want to make, and the recipe card will do all the measurement math for you.

Shopping List for Sloppy Joes:

  • Olive oil spray
  • Red onion 
  • Red bell pepper
  • Garlic
  • Ground turkey (or beef or chicken)
  • Carrot 
  • Tomato paste
  • Tomato sauce
  • Mustard
  • Honey (or maple syrup)
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Chili powder
  • Paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • Burger buns

This easy recipe for sloppy Joe sandwich is all natural and is packed full of veggies. Plus you’ll be using pantry staples in this easy recipe, you can have most of the recipe ingredients in the pantry and fridge for quick dinners.

Now that you know what’s in sloppy joes, lets move into how to make sloppy joes…

Up next, you’ll find the how to make sloppy joes from scratch directions…

How to Make Sloppy Joes

This best sloppy Joe recipe can be made quickly and easily. Plus we hide the veggies in the recipe so no one will know that they’re eating healthy.

Below you will find a helpful “how to” guide, and in the recipe card below you will find the directions, measurements and more…

The Best Sloppy Joe Recipe

You’re just a few steps away form the best sloppy Joe recipe!

How to Make Sloppy Joes:

  1. Get a sauté pan over medium heat, and spray with olive oil.
  2. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic and sauté until soft, about 10 minutes.
  3. Next, add in the ground meat, and cook until browned, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add in the carrot, tomato paste, tomato sauce, mustard, honey, vinegar, chili powder, and paprika. Mix and simmer until thick, about 10 minutes.
  5. Taste, and add salt and pepper as needed.
  6. Serve hot, on burger buns.

This easy sloppy Joe recipe from scratch can be whipped up in just 30 minutes. You can find the directions and more in the recipe card below.

You can serve this recipe for sloppy joes on buns (the traditional method) or you can add it to roasted bell peppers, atop a baked potato, even as a “open’ faced” sandwich to cut carbs.

Up next, the recipe card for this easy recipe…

The Best Sloppy Joe Recipe

This low calorie recipe makes a wonderful easy dinner, and is quite the crowd pleaser! Kids and adults alike love sloppy joes, and now that you can make a healthy version… You’ll want to make it all the time.

In the next section you will find a nutrition label and further down, more low calorie weeknight dinners.

The Best Sloppy Joe Recipe

The Best Sloppy Joe Recipe

Lose Weight By Eating
This low calorie sloppy Joe's recipe has been adapted from my best selling cookbook Lose Weight By Eating. This is the best Sloppy Joe recipe for people looking to cut calories.
This is a homemade Sloppy Joes recipe is over 50% vegetables! Making it a healthy Sloppy Joes meal that your entire family will love.
Note – Make sure to get red onion, and red bell pepper if you have picky eaters. This way no one will know there's veggies in the Sloppy Joe recipe.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 311 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 red onion minced
  • 1 red bell pepper minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound ground turkey beef or chicken
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 16 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 burger buns

Instructions
 

  • Get a sauté pan over medium heat, and spray with olive oil.
  • Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic and sauté until soft, about 10 minutes.
  • Add in the ground meat, and cook until browned, about 10 minutes.
  • Add in the carrot, tomato paste, tomato sauce, mustard, honey, vinegar, chili powder, and paprika. Mix and simmer until thick, about 10 minutes.
  • Taste, and add salt and pepper as needed.
  • Serve hot, on burger buns.

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1sandwichCalories: 311kcalCarbohydrates: 45.6gProtein: 28.3gFat: 3.7gSaturated Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 766mgPotassium: 915mgFiber: 7.1gSugar: 16.1gCalcium: 47mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Main Course
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Nutrition and Calories in Sloppy Joes

Not all sloppy joes are made the same… this recipe is low in calories and extra healthy. Thanks to the hidden veggies.

You can find more low calorie, extra healthy recipes in the next section.

The Best Sloppy Joe Recipe

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