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EatingWell Sloppy Joes

October/November 2005, The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006)

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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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"This is so good! Instead of the ketchup/chili sauce I used tomato puree, added 2 cloves of crushed garlic, a liberal sprinkling of chili powder, a dash of cayenne, and just a bit of honey. Looking forward to the leftovers! "
EatingWell Sloppy Joes

37 Reviews for EatingWell Sloppy Joes

01/13/2016
So Delicious!!

I had a sloppy joe craving and this recipe hit the spot! Instead of the ketchup and chili sauce, I used 1/4 cup tomato paste mixed with an apple bourbon BBQ sauce, 2 chopped garlic cloves and a tsp of chili powder. The joes turned out so amazing! What's even better, since it's just hubby and I, I was able to split the yield and freeze 1/2 a batch for a later date.

fast, easy, super tasty, makes great leftovers
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11/30/2015
Anonymous
Depends on the Quality of your Ingredients

I generally love EatingWell recipes but this one was an unfortunate disappointment. I think because I purchased a "spicy sirracha" version of the Chili Sauce condiment ingredient rather than just the standard Heinz, and in that case I do agree with the previous commenter who said it is too vinagery.

Also the tomatoes I used did not get mushy and make the sauce tomatoey, but they were pretty unripe (which was all the grocery store had for plum).

I suspect the flop was more because of the ingredients I had than the recipe. So make sure your tomatoes are very ripe and your Chili Sauce is just the plain Heinz variety and report back!

Great way to use a little ground beef to feed a lot of people
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03/29/2015
Eating Well sloppy Joe

I have tried many other versions for healthy sloppy joes and this is my favorite. The search is over. I added Penzeys Chicago seasoning, and used a can of diced tomato with the juice rather then water for the tomato.

Best recipe ever.
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04/12/2013

This was delicious and will definitely make it again!
It tasted so much better than Manwhich and was extremely easy to make. I chopped onions & green peppers (omitted mushrooms) in a food processor and cooked with chop meat. I took the advice from another and used a can of Fire Roasted Petite Diced Tomatoes instead of chopping fresh tomatoes. I also used very little cider vinegar. Thanks to everyone for their reviews because it helped me create a great dish for the family!

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02/06/2013
Delicious!

I have been instructed to never again buy store bought sloppy joe sauce. My family loved these. I served them with roasted potatoes. Perfect!

Easy to make, and my family loved them.
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