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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.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2019




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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich
411 calories; protein 25.8g; carbohydrates 43.8g; dietary fiber 8.4g; sugars 12.2g; fat 15g; saturated fat 4.3g; cholesterol 55.3mg; vitamin a iu 758.3IU; vitamin c 7.9mg; folate 33.1mcg; calcium 112.4mg; iron 4.8mg; magnesium 101.2mg; potassium 842.1mg; sodium 537.5mg; added sugar 7g.

3 lean protein, 2 starch, 1 1/2 vegetable, 1 fat