Southwestern Sloppy Joes

Southwestern Sloppy Joe

Southwestern Sloppy Joe

Green chilies add some heat to these Sloppy Joes, but if you prefer them plain, just add an equal amount of tomatoes without chilies.


Makes 9 servings


1 pound lean ground beef round
1 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup water
1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
1 can (8 ounces) no-salt-added tomato sauce
4 teaspoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
9 whole wheat hamburger buns


  1. Heat large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add beef, onion, celery and water. Reduce heat to medium. Cook and stir 5 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Drain fat.
  2. Stir in tomatoes and green chilies, tomato sauce, brown sugar, cumin and salt; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat; simmer 20 minutes or until mixture thickens. Serve on whole wheat buns. Garnish as desired.

Health Note

Now you can have your beef and heart health, too. Just be sure the beef is lean. Beef is rich in nutrients so it packs a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals. Also, lean beef is a terrific source of iron, zinc and B vitamins.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 Sloppy Joe sandwich (1 bun with 1/3 cup meat mixture) without garnish
Calories 190
Calories from Fat 19 %
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Carbohydrate 26 g
Fiber 1 g
Protein 13 g
Sodium 413 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 1-1/2
Vegetable 1
Meat 1

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