You can eat comfort food that has manageable calories when you make these Low Fat Sloppy Joes for dinner!
The best thing about these Low Fat Sloppy Joes is that my mushroom-adverse son has always willingly gulped them down like there’s no tomorrow. He doesn’t detect the mushrooms… or the other vegetables for that matter! The key is cutting all of those veggies very small. They get lost in the sauce. It’s a family friendly recipe. Our family thinks these are delicious!
- olive oil
- mushrooms, onion, bell pepper, carrot and celery
- ground turkey and ground beef
- red wine vinegar
- Worcestershire sauce
- dried oregano, salt and freshly ground black pepper
- canned tomato sauce
- whole wheat hamburger buns
How to make Low Fat Sloppy Joes:
The complete, printable recipe is at the end of this post.
These low fat sloppy joes are excellent with a slice of cheese melted on top. You can use all beef or all turkey, and you can certainly use regular hamburger buns instead of whole wheat. They’re a delicious and easy-to-make dinner. And, if you happen to be following the Weight Watchers WW plan, you’ll find a link to the WW Points on the recipe card below. Enjoy!
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- One Pot Sausage Pasta
- Spaghetti and Meatballs
- Chicken Parmesan Casserole
- Baked Chicken Tacos
- Easy Tater Tot Casserole
Low Fat Sloppy Joes
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 cups finely chopped mushrooms
- 1 cup finely chopped sweet onion
- ½ cup finely chopped green bell pepper
- ¼ cup finely chopped celery
- ¼ cup finely chopped carrot
- 2 medium garlic cloves, minced
- 6 ounces lean ground turkey
- 6 ounces lean ground beef
- ¼ cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- One 8-ounce can tomato sauce
- Six 1½-ounce whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add the mushrooms, onion, bell pepper, celery, carrot, garlic, ground turkey and ground beef; sauté 5 minutes or until the meat is browned, stirring to crumble. Spoon out any accumulated fat, and discard.
- Stir in the ketchup and remaining ingredients (except buns); bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Serve on toasted hamburger buns.
- These are good with a slice of sharp cheddar melted on top too. Add calories in!
- WW Points were calculated using 93% lean ground turkey and 95% lean ground beef.