Beef and Veggie Sloppy Joes

Servings 6 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 16-oz. jar salsa
  • 4 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • 3/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed
  • 6 whole wheat Kaiser rolls split and toasted


  • Cook beef in a large skillet over medium heat until brown, stirring to break meat into pieces; drain and blot off any excess fat; transfer to a slow cooker and add remaining ingredients, except rolls; stir to combine. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours or on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.


SERVING SUGGESTION: A big bowl of coleslaw (use a ready-made mix and toss with mayo and a little rice vinegar). Add a bowl of raw baby carrots to the table.
VEGETARIAN: Use TVP crumbles.
GLUTEN FREE: Make sure salsa and tomato paste are gluten free. Use gluten free rolls.
NUTRITION: Per Serving 347 Calories; 3g Fat; 13g Protein; 32g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 21mg Cholesterol; 740mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 2 Vegetable; 0 Fat. Points: 6
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