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Garden Sloppy Joes

This healthy twist on a classic is sure to become a family favorite!
Garden Sloppy Joes

Recipe Source: foodhero.org


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped or shredded
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground meat (15% fat turkey, chicken or beef)
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (15 ounces) whole tomatoes, crushed
  • 1 can (8 ounces) mushrooms or ½ pound chopped fresh mushrooms
  • ¼ cup barbecue sauce
  • 6 whole wheat buns, split in half to make 12


  1. Saute onions, carrots, green bell pepper and ground meat in a 2-3 quart saucepan over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Add tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, mushrooms and barbecue sauce.
  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally.
  4. Toast buns if desired. Spoon sauce over bun halves. Serve open-faced.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
Serving Size: One half Bun
Total Fat2.5 g
Saturated Fat0.5 g
Cholesterol20 mg
Sodium230 mg
Total Carbohydrate19 g
Dietary Fiber3 g
Total Sugars6 g
Added Sugars included0 g
Protein10 g
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