Almost Meatless Sloppy Joes

Almost Meatless Sloppy JoesRecipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross


4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)
Total time: 40 Minutes

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Total: 40 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 405
Fat 14.4 g
Satfat 3.2 g
Monofat 7.5 g
Polyfat 2.3 g
Protein 19.4 g
Carbohydrate 53.3 g
Fiber 10.4 g
Cholesterol 28 mg
Iron 5.1 mg
Sodium 633 mg
Calcium 148 mg


2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped white onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 ounces ground sirloin
1/2 cup grated carrot
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 cups canned crushed tomatoes
1 (15.5-ounce) can low-sodium red beans, rinsed, drained, and divided
4 (2-ounce) whole-wheat sandwich rolls, split and toasted
4 (1/4-inch-thick) red onion slices, separated into rings


1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, salt, black pepper, and beef to pan; cook 5 minutes or until meat is browned and vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally to crumble beef.

2. Add carrot, chili powder, sugar, oregano, and red pepper; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook 10 minutes or until thickened and carrot is tender, stirring occasionally.

3. Partially mash 1 cup beans with a fork or potato masher. Add mashed beans and remaining whole beans to pan; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Spoon 1 cup bean mixture onto bottom half of each roll; top each serving with 1 red onion slice and top half of roll.