Brisket Sloppy Joes

Brisket Sloppy Joes

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From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2011

Chop the slow-cooked brisket and load up the sauce with veggies and some sweet and spicy seasonings and you get a great alternative to the traditional Sloppy Joe filling. These are best served open-face with a fork and knife. If you like your Joes extra sloppy, add more sauce along with the meat.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced (optional)
  • 1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups chopped Slow-Cooked Brisket (recipe follows)
  • 2 cups Onion Gravy from brisket, or more if desired
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 whole-wheat or onion buns, split and warmed


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  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add bell pepper and jalapeno (if using) and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add tomatoes, chili powder and salt and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add brisket, gravy, molasses and brown sugar; stir well. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes to meld flavors. Serve on warm buns.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1 cup
  • Per serving: 461 calories; 15 g fat(4 g sat); 6 g fiber; 48 g carbohydrates; 34 g protein; 37 mcg folate; 89 mg cholesterol; 24 g sugars; 15 g added sugars; 1,089 IU vitamin A; 40 mg vitamin C; 121 mg calcium; 5 mg iron; 899 mg sodium; 865 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (67% daily value), Iron (28% dv), Vitamin A (22% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 3
  • Exchanges: 1½ starch, 2 vegetable, 1 other carbohydrate, 4 lean meat, 1 fat

Reviews 1

January 05, 2011
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By: CalvinD49
Great "leftover" recipe A great followup recipe from the original. With only two of use, we get two meals out of it. Tried freezing leftover for another day. Pros: Would make a sneaker taste good! Cons: Could use a little more heat, like some cayenne.
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