Sloppy Joes are a classic! Make this healthier-for-you version, and top with homemade Honey and Spice "pickles" for added zest.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Honey and Spice "Pickles":
Sloppy Joes:


Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare Honey and Spice "Pickles": In a medium bowl, combine buttermilk, cider vinegar, honey, salt and cayenne pepper. Add cucumber and onion; toss to coat. Cover and chill 4 to 24 hours, stirring occasionally. Drain before serving.

  • To prepare the Sloppy Joes: In a large skillet, cook beef, mushrooms, onion, green sweet pepper, and garlic over medium heat until meat is browned. Drain off fat, if necessary.

  • Stir in the tomato sauce, brown sugar, mustard, vinegar, chili powder, salt, and black pepper. Cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through.

  • Drain pickles. Serve meat mixture in buns with pickles.

Nutrition Facts

338.9 calories; protein 30.4g 61% DV; carbohydrates 35g 11% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 9.8g 39% DV; sugars 16.6g; fat 9.6g 15% DV; saturated fat 3.4g 17% DV; cholesterol 71.9mg 24% DV; vitamin a iu 791.4IU 16% DV; vitamin c 22.5mg 37% DV; folate 24.5mcg 6% DV; calcium 153.6mg 15% DV; iron 5.2mg 29% DV; magnesium 50.8mg 18% DV; potassium 774.9mg 22% DV; sodium 532.5mg 21% DV.