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.
EatingWell Sloppy Joes
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.
37 Reviews for EatingWell Sloppy Joes
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!
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.
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!