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

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

20 mins
4 hrs 20 mins


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

1 sandwich + 3 tablespoons pickles
339 calories; protein 30.4g; carbohydrates 35g; dietary fiber 9.8g; sugars 16.6g; fat 9.6g; saturated fat 3.4g; cholesterol 71.9mg; vitamin a iu 791.4IU; vitamin c 22.5mg; folate 24.5mcg; calcium 153.6mg; iron 5.2mg; magnesium 50.8mg; potassium 774.9mg; sodium 532.5mg.

3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 fat, 1 starch, 1/2 other carb