Beef & Bean Sloppy Joes

Beef & Bean Sloppy Joes

1 Review
From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2019

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.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 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


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 sandwich
  • Per serving: 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
  • Nutrition Bonus: Iron (28% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 3
  • Exchanges: 3 lean protein, 2 starch, 1½ vegetable, 1 fat

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February 21, 2019
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