Sloppy Joes (light)

I remember bringing this to work one day and the owner told me we had a lunch meeting one of our hard drive vendors. I offered it to one of my sales people who I knew would eat anything and keep on going. When I returned he attacked me and asked me who made it…My Wife…he was ready to propose to her then and there who cared about me.

Sloppy Joes (light)



  • 1 pound of ground round
  • ¾ cup minced onion
  • ½ cup diced green pepper
  • ¼ cup diced celery
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup low calorie organic catsup
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp. vinegar
  • ¼ tsp. dry mustard
  • ¼ tsp. chili powder
  • ¼ tsp. fresh cracked pepper
  • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns, or sandwich thins

Combine first 5 ingredients in a non-stick skillet. Cook over medium heat until beef is browned, stirring to crumble.

combine and brown                    brown

Drain and pat dry with paper towels. Wipe the skillet clean with paper towel.  Return beef mixture to the skillet and add water and the next 7 ingredients stir to mix well.

Add remianing ingredients bring to boil and simmer

Reduce heat and cook uncovered about 15 minutes occasionally stirring. Spoon about ½ cup of mixture onto a bun and serve. Sides your choice I prefer a salad or in this case Kale with Smoked Paprika by Lyn.

sloppy joe with kale and potatoe

or try this Sloppy Joe Salad



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