Eating Well Sloppy Joes


Our version of the classic, convenience dinner is sure to please the whole family, even with the added fresh vegetables. Make It a Meal: Serve with roasted potato wedges and steamed beans.


  • 12 oz. 90%-lean ground beef
  • 1 each large onion, finely diced
  • 2 cup finely chopped cremini mushrooms (about 4 ounces)
  • 5 each plum tomatoes, diced
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce, such as Heinz
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 8 each whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted if desired

Recipe Directions:

Crumble beef into a large nonstick skillet; cook over medium heat until it starts to sizzle, about 1 minute. Add onion and mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until the vegetables are soft and the moisture has evaporated, 8 to 10 minutes.

Add tomatoes and flour; stir to combine. Stir in water, vinegar, chili sauce and ketchup and bring to a simmer, stirring often. Reduce heat to a low simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thickened and the onion is very tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve warm on buns.

Serving Ideas:

The filling will keep in the freezer for up to 1 month.

Recipe Author:

Giant Eagle by Eating Well