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Not-From-A-Packet-Sloppy Joes

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Not-From-A-Packet-Sloppy Joes

From-scratch sloppy joes are easy, yummy, and fast! Serve this classic high-protein dinner with a side of fresh steamed veggies.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sloppy Joes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 382kcal


  • 1/2 medium bell pepper, green
  • 1/2 medium bell pepper, red
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound beef, ground, 95% lean
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 4 medium hamburger buns, whole wheat


  • 4 cup shredded lettuce, red leaf
  • 1 medium tomato, red
  • 2 medium carrot


  • Chop green pepper, red Pepper, onion and carrot. Place carrots aside for later use. Heat a large-sized skillet on medium heat, and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add peppers, onion. Saute for approximately 3 minutes while stirring.
  • Add in your lean ground beef and allow to cook until no longer pink. After beef has browned turn heat to low. Combine the remaining ingredients into the cook beef.  Let it simmer on low heat for 10-15 minutes.  Serve on whole wheat buns and serve with a side tossed salad of shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and grated carrots.
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Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 803mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 14g

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