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5 from 29 votes

Healthy Sloppy Joes

With a delicious tangy flavor, these healthy Sloppy Joes are sure to please any crowd—that is, if you don't want to keep it all to yourself! This rich, smoky sandwich melts in your mouth and fits right into a healthy nutrition plan. I call that a win-win!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy dinner, sloppy joe, sloppy joe's
Servings: 4
Calories: 439kcal
Author: Jordan Smith


  • skillet
  • oven


For the Joe's

  • 1 lb extra lean ground beef
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small white onion finely chopped
  • 1 bell pepper finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste

For the Sauce

  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp paprika

For the Sandwich

  • 4 whole wheat buns
  • 4 slices slices provolone cheese


  • Add sauce ingredients to a small bow. Stir well and set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, onion, and pepper. Saute for about 5 mins.
  • Add the beef to the skillet. Season with salt and pepper. Cook meat completely, until there is no pink.
  • Add the sauce to the skillet as well. Stir well.
  • Reduce the heat to low and put on a lid. Let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes until the sauce is thickened.
  • Open buns and lay on a baking sheet. Add Sloppy Joe mixture to one of the buns. Top with cheese and broil on low until cheese is melted and buns toasted.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 688mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1241IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2mg