Low Calorie Sloppy Joes

The Best Sloppy Joe Recipe

This is the best Low Calorie Sloppy Joes 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.

I’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 my 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.

I 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 low calorie sloppy joes recipe.

These easy homemade sloppy joes are just 311 calories!

Low Calorie Sloppy Joes

Ingredients in Healthy Sloppy Joes

This low calorie sloppy Joe mix is 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.

I packed these sloppy joes full of veggies to save money and calories, and you can make these sloppy joes with ground beef, turkey, or chicken.

Shopping List for Healthy 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.

How to Make Healthy Sloppy Joes

This is the best healthy sloppy Joe recipe, it’s quick and easy. Plus it’s packed with hidden veggies so no one will know that they’re eating a healthy version.

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

How to Make Healthy 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.

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.

Low Calorie Sloppy Joes 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.

Low Calorie Sloppy Joe Recipe

Low Calorie Sloppy Joes

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 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
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.

The nutrition and calories below are based off 1 serving (1 sandwich) of the Low Calorie Sloppy Joe Recipe above.

Important Note: As a reminder, at Lose Weight By Eating it is my goal to make you healthier, all-natural versions of your favorite recipes… not all will be “diet worthy” depending on the diet you are on. But they will be healthier versions to help curb your cravings.

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