sloppy joe
Healthy Sloppy Joes
Servings: 4
Calories: 481 kcal
Author: Abra Pappa
  • 1 pound of organic grass-fed ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, small dice
  • 1 jalapeno, small dice (w/seeds for more heat; w/out seeds for less)
  • 5 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of organic tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup of organic crushed tomatoes, fire roasted (I like Muir Glen Organic)
  • 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of hot sauce
  • a sprinkle of stevia, or sweetener of your choice
  • a handful of cilantro, chopped
  • 4 whole grain buns, super high quality
  1. Brown ground beef in hot saute pan for 4-5 minutes, drain fat and set beef aside.
  2. Saute onions in olive oil for 3 minutes, add zucchini, green pepper, garlic and jalapeno.
  3. Continue cooking for 5 minutes until tender.
  4. Add beef back to pan, stir to combine.
  5. Add tomato paste, allow to brown on bottom of the pan a bit then stir into mixture.
  6. Add crushed tomato, vinegar, mustard, smoked paprika, frank’s red hot, and stevia.
  7. Bring to a simmer over low heat, cook for 15 minutes.
  8. Pile onto buns, sprinkle with cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Sloppy Joes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 481 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 540mg23%
Potassium 827mg24%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 590IU12%
Vitamin C 48.4mg59%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 5.3mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.