Sloppy Garden Joes Kid Approved!

Dairy-Free | Kid Approved | Main Dishes

A sandwich that’s hearty and healthy? Count us in.

Sloppy Garden Joes
12
Servings
30 minutes
Total Time
$0.75
Cost per serving
Temperature: Medium-high
Serving size:1 half bun and ¾ cup sloppy joe mixture
Prep time:10 minutes
Cook time:20 minutes
Total time:30 minutes
Equipment:

Cutting board

Skillet/sauté pan with lid

Can opener

Utensils:

Knife

Spatula or mixing spoon

Ingredients

1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil

1 yellow onion, diced into 1/4-inch pieces

1 carrot, finely shredded

1 green pepper, diced into 1/4-inch pieces

1 pound lean ground beef

1 8 ounce can or jar tomato sauce

1 15 ounce can crushed tomatoes

1 8 ounce can mushrooms, drained, rinsed, and patted dry OR 1 cup fresh mushrooms, cut into 1/4-inch pieces

1/4 cup barbecue sauce

1 teaspoon garlic powder

¼ teaspoon black pepper

6 whole wheat buns, split in half to make 12 

Optional Toppings: sliced red onion, pickle slices, shredded carrots, chopped parsley or cilantro

Instructions

1. Before you begin, wash your hands, surfaces, utensils, produce, and tops of cans.

2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, and green pepper and sauté until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes.

3. To same pan, add ground beef; using a wooden spoon or spatula, break meat into small pieces. Cook meat with vegetables for an additional 5 minutes, stirring continuously, or until no pink remains in meat and it is cooked thoroughly.

4. Add tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, mushrooms, barbecue sauce, garlic powder, and black pepper. Cover skillet and bring to a boil.

5. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

6. Uncover and cook for an additional 3 minutes or until thick.

7. Serve open-faced on toasted or plain whole wheat buns. Add optional toppings if desired.

Ingredients

What goes in Sloppy Garden Joes?

Bell Pepper
Bell Pepper
Carrots
Carrots
Chopped Onions
Chopped Onions
Canned Crushed Tomatoes
Canned Crushed Tomatoes
Mushrooms
Mushrooms

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

CALORIES
170
TOTAL FAT
8g
SODIUM
180mg
TOTAL CARBS
16g
PROTEIN
10g
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