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Sloppy Joe

144 Reviews
96% would make this recipe again

Ground beef cooked in a spicy tomato sauce, then served in a hamburger bun.

"Sloppy Joe" is a popular American sandwich. As the name suggests, it is not the greatest in appearance and is somewhat messy to eat, but it is very tasty and always a great hit with children.

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 25 min
490 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Very easy
  • Lactose Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Kid-friendly
  • Diabetes-friendly

Ingredients

1 onions, finely chopped 200 g
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tbsp canola oil 23 mL
1/2 tsp salt 2 g
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 2 g
500 g ground beef, lean
1/4 cup tomato paste 65 mL
1/2 cup ketchup 125 mL
1 tsp brown sugar 4 g
1/4 cup water 65 mL
4 hamburger buns
ground pepper to taste [optional]
8 drops Tabasco sauce [optional]

Method

  1. Prepare the vegetables: Finely chop the onion and mince the garlic.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the onion then cook until it is translucent, about 3 min with occasional stirring, paying attention not to let it burn. Add salt, then reduce the heat, cover and cook until the onion is soft, about 5 min. Add the garlic and Cayenne pepper then cook with stirring until fragrant, 1 min.
  3. Add the beef then cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until it loses its pink colour, about 5 min (It is important not to overcook the meat at this point, otherwise it will end up dry and crumbly).
  4. Season with ground pepper to taste, then add the tomato paste, ketchup, brown sugar, and water. A few drops of Tabasco sauce may be added for extra spiciness. Cover, then simmer 10 min.
  5. Adjust the seasoning. Spoon the meat mixture onto the hamburger buns then serve.

Remarks

The meat mixture keeps up to 7 days in the refrigerator or up to 2 months in the freezer. To return it to its original consistency, you may need to add a little water when it is reheated.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (250g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

490

Fat

21 g

32 %

Saturated 6.7 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

34 %

Cholesterol

70 mg

Sodium

520 mg

22 %

Carbohydrate

42 g

14 %

Fibre

3 g

13 %

Sugars

15 g

Protein

32 g

Vitamin A

105 %

Vitamin C

21 %

Calcium

9 %

Iron

36 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 serving
Grain Products : 2 ¼ servings
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 1 ½ servings

Claims

This recipe is :
Source of  :
Calcium, Fibre, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin K
Good source of  :
Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin E
Excellent source of  :
Folacin, Iron, Niacin, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Zinc

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 1 ½
Vegetables 1 ½
Meat and Alternatives 3
Fats 3 ½
Other Foods 0

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Members' Reviews

144 Reviews (139 with rating only ) 96% would make this recipe again
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Laurie B.
september 05, 2011 | I would make this recipe again

Everyone loves this recipe. I've made it a few times for my teenagers and have had no complaints, only yums!

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nrichter
december 28, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

I make this recipe a lot, as it is very popular with my ten year-old.

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TaraFraser
june 28, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Boyfriend was craving this one night so I placated him. It was a pinch to make! I added a bit more water to make it a little more runny. Yums.

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Katharsis
february 03, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

Is it weird that I've never made Sloppy Joe before? This was really tasty, my 2 year old enjoyed it when I made mini sandwiches out of it by ripping the bun into smaller pieces for her.

Useful 1
MilkyDay
january 23, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

This is awesome. I already had my mother's Sloppy Joe recipe, but I have replaced it with this one. Dont' tell my mother please....

Useful 2

This recipe is in the following categories

Beef | Main courses/Entrées | Sandwiches | High Iron | Halal | Kosher | Diabetes-friendly | American

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MilkyDay
january 23, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

This is awesome. I already had my mother's Sloppy Joe recipe, but I have replaced it with this one. Dont' tell my mother please....

Useful 2
Katharsis
february 03, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

Is it weird that I've never made Sloppy Joe before? This was really tasty, my 2 year old enjoyed it when I made mini sandwiches out of it by ripping the bun into smaller pieces for her.

Useful 1
Laurie B.
september 05, 2011 | I would make this recipe again

Everyone loves this recipe. I've made it a few times for my teenagers and have had no complaints, only yums!

Useful 0