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Skinny Sloppy Joes

This skinny version of the classic childhood sloppy joe recipe is a hit at all family gatherings! It’s quick, easy, and low in points! Perfect for any day of the week!

Servings: Makes 8 (1/2 cup servings)

GREEN:3 SmartPoints per serving

BLUE: 3 SmartPoints per serving

PURPLE: 3 SmartPoints per serving

 

What are Sloppy Joes?

A sloppy joe is a sandwich consisting of ground beef, onions, tomato sauce or ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and other seasonings, served on a hamburger bun. The dish originated in the United States during the early 20th century.

How do I make these Skinny Sloppy Joes?

Spray a large skillet with non stick cooking spray. Cook ground beef over medium high heat until it’s brown and no longer pink. Drain fat and leave meat in skillet. 

Add onion, celery, and garlic. 

Cook until vegetables begin to soften, about 3 minutes.

Add no sugar added ketchup, water, brown sugar substitute, chili powder, dry mustard and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine. 

Simmer for 15 minutes, adding salt and pepper to taste. Add Worcestershire sauce. Let is simmer for another 5 minutes. 

Spoon 1/2 cup sloppy joe mixture onto a low point roll or hamburger bun.

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for up to month. 

Servings:  Makes 8 ( 1/2 cup servings) 

 

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Spray a large skillet with non stick cooking spray. Cook ground beef over medium high heat until it’s brown and no longer pink.
  2. Drain fat and leave meat in skillet. Add onion, celery, and garlic. Cook until vegetables begin to soften, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add no sugar added ketchup, water, brown sugar substitute, chili powder, dry mustard and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine. 
  4. Simmer for 15 minutes, adding salt and pepper to taste. Add Worcestershire sauce. Let is simmer for another 5 minutes. 
  5. Spoon 1/2 cup sloppy joe mixture onto hamburger bun.
  6. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for up to month. 

Servings:  Makes 8 ( 1/2 cup servings)

GREEN:3 SmartPoints per serving

BLUE: 3 SmartPoints per serving

PURPLE: 3 SmartPoints per serving

 

Notes:

  • Point value does not include the rolls or buns. 
  • The overall point value is the same if you were to use 1 Tbsp brown sugar or brown sugar substitute.
  • In order to calculate the smart points on a recipe you have to enter the ingredients in manually (by creating a recipe in the recipe builder) not by the nutritional information. Since this recipe contains zero point items the app doesn’t realize there are zero point items in the recipe and will calculate it based only off the nutritional info which is not accurate.
  • You may substitute a small green pepper, diced for the celery, if you desire. 
Yield: 8

Skinny Sloppy Joes

Skinny Sloppy Joes

This skinny version of the classic childhood sloppy joe recipe is a hit at all family gatherings! It's quick, easy, and low in points! Perfect for any day of the week! 

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs. 96% lean ground beef or turkey 
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 4 celery stalks, diced or 1 small green pepper, diced
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic (3 cloves, minced)
  • 1 Tbsp zero point brown sugar substitute to regular brown sugar ( I use Lakanto Monkfruit Golden Sweetener)
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 cup or 16 Tbsp no sugar added ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 low point or low carb buns, for additional points ( I use Great Value hamburger buns for 3 points)

Instructions

    1. Spray a large skillet with non stick cooking spray. Cook ground beef over medium high heat until it's brown and no longer pink. 
    2. Drain fat and leave meat in skillet. Add onion, celery, and garlic. Cook until vegetables begin to soften, about 3 minutes.
    3. Add no sugar added ketchup, water, brown sugar substitute, chili powder, dry mustard and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine. 
    4. Simmer for 15 minutes, adding salt and pepper to taste. Add Worcestershire sauce.
    5. Let is simmer for another 5 minutes. 
    6. Spoon 1/2 cup sloppy joe mixture onto hamburger bun.
    7. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for up to month. 

      Servings:  Makes 8 ( 1/2 cup servings)


    GREEN:3 SmartPoints per serving

    BLUE: 3 SmartPoints per serving

    PURPLE: 3 SmartPoints per serving

Notes

    • Point value does not include the roll or buns.
    • The overall point value is the same if you were to use 1 Tbsp brown sugar or brown sugar substitute. 
    • If you use 93% ground turkey the point value is 4 Smart Points per serving. If you use 99% ground turkey the point value is 1 Smart Point per serving for the BLUE or PURPLE plan.
    • In order to calculate the smart points on a recipe you have to enter the ingredients in manually (by creating a recipe in the recipe builder) not by the nutritional information. Since this recipe contains zero point items the app doesn’t realize there are zero point items in the recipe and will calculate it based only off the nutritional info which is not accurate

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 132Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 499mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 18g

Bobbie

Thursday 2nd of September 2021

Made this week for a family noon lunch. Was very good and all enjoyed. Used slider bun and made two out of the one bun. Will make again.

Brittany

Tuesday 11th of May 2021

We made these last week and they were amazing, even my picky 3 year old ate them! Thank you for the recipe it was delicious!

Cindy Smith

Monday 1st of March 2021

I am obsessed with these sloppy joes. I have been making them once a week now for a couple of months. They really have a much more complex taste than just using a sloppy joe mix packet. I think it is the catsup and sweetener that makes them taste like I remember eating them as a kid.

Eraj Siddiqui

Sunday 2nd of February 2020

this look amazing ! thanks for sharing

Ingrid

Monday 9th of December 2019

I literally just read this recipe as my first experience of your website and I am in love, thank you for taking the time to break it down - does the points value change if you use swerve confectioners sugar instead of brown(or substitute) sugar?

Just happens to be the only thing in my pantry...

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