This healthy copycat recipe of the comfort food classic trades beans for some of the meat to bump up fiber by 7 grams. We also cut back on the sugar and ketchup in this Sloppy Joe recipe makeover to save you 12 grams of added sugar.
Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
12 ounces 90%-lean ground beef
1 cup no-salt-added black beans, rinsed
1 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons New Mexico chile powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1 cup no-salt-added tomato sauce
3 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
1 teaspoon light brown sugar
4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until lightly browned but not completely cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the beef to a medium bowl, reserving drippings in the pan.
Add beans and onion to the pan; cook, stirring often, until the onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Add chile powder, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in tomato sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire, mustard and brown sugar. Return the beef to the pan. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring often, until the beef is just cooked through and the sauce has thickened slightly, about 5 minutes. Serve on buns.
411 calories;15 g fat(4 g sat); 8 g fiber; 44 g carbohydrates; 26 g protein; 33 mcg folate; 55 mg cholesterol; 12 g sugars; 7 g added sugars; 758 IU vitamin A; 8 mg vitamin C; 112 mg calcium; 5 mg iron; 537 mg sodium; 842 mg potassium