Recipe: Sloppy Joe

18 06 2010

This week’s recipe is a classic:  Sloppy Joe!  These are quick and easy to prepare, and made with ingredients you may already have on hand.  At my house we like to have them with baked sweet potato fries (try McCain or Ore-Ida brand).

(Yields 6 servings)

Ingredients

1 lb. Lean Ground Beef (better than 90% lean)
¾ cup chopped onion
¾ cup chopped bell pepper
1 ½ tsp minced garlic
1 TBSP mustard
2 ½ cup BBQ Sauce
½ tsp garlic powder
6 whole wheat hamburger buns or thin buns

Directions

In a medium skillet over medium heat, sauté pepper, onion, & garlic until tender, about 3 minutes.

  1. Add ground beef to the vegetables.
  2. Stir and cook until the meat is brown.
  3. Stir in mustard, BBQ sauce, & garlic powder.
  4. Simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes.
  5. Serve on hamburger buns.

Nutritional Information per serving (with Hamburger Bun)

Calories   360 Carbohydrates   50g Fiber  7g Protein   22g Fat 9g Sat. Fat   3g

Nutritional Information per serving (with EarthGrains Thin Bun)

Calories   310 Carbohydrates   39g Fiber  4g Protein   20g Fat 8g Sat. Fat   3g

© Randy Bird, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS and Randy Bird Sports Nutrition, 2010.