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EatingWell Sloppy Joes

  • 35 m
  • 45 m
EatingWell Test Kitchen
“Our updated Sloppy Joe takes lean ground beef and adds chopped cremini mushrooms and diced fresh plum tomatoes, all in a zesty sauce. Served on a whole-wheat bun, it's a hearty dinner sandwich that will please adults and kids alike.”


    • 12 ounces 90%-lean ground beef
    • 1 large onion, finely diced
    • 2 cups finely chopped cremini mushrooms, (about 4 ounces)
    • 5 plum tomatoes, diced
    • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • ½ cup water
    • ¼ cup cider vinegar
    • ¼ cup chili sauce, such as Heinz
    • ¼ cup ketchup
    • 8 whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted if desired


  • 1 Crumble beef into a large nonstick skillet; cook over medium heat until it starts to sizzle, about 1 minute. Add onion and mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until the vegetables are soft and the moisture has evaporated, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • 2 Add tomatoes and flour; stir to combine. Stir in water, vinegar, chili sauce and ketchup and bring to a simmer, stirring often. Reduce heat to a low simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thickened and the onion is very tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve warm on buns.
  • Make Ahead Tip: The filling will keep in the freezer for up to 1 month.
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