Beef and Vegetable Sandwiches

Similar to sloppy joes but with more vegetables, these delicious sandwiches are made in the slow cooker.

Beef and Vegetable Sandwiches
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins


  • 1 pound extra-lean ground beef

  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables

  • 1 cup diced green sweet pepper

  • cup no-salt-added tomato paste ( ½ of a 6-ounce can)

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 8 reduced-calorie whole grain hamburger buns


  1. In a large nonstick skillet cook ground beef until meat is brown. In a 1½-quart slow cooker combine cooked beef, frozen vegetables, sweet pepper, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and salt.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 4 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 hours. To serve, spoon about ½ cup beef mixture onto each bun bottom. Add bun tops.


For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

226 Calories
5g Fat
28g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1 sandwich
Calories 226
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 17g 34%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Vitamin A 1147IU 23%
Sodium 510mg 22%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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