Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford
Hands-on Time
25 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins
Yield
Serves 6 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

We replace half the meat with nutty-hearty canned chickpeas, saving money and saturated fat. While many sloppy joe recipes are very sweet, this version has just a touch of brown sugar and is capped off with crunchy bread-and-butter pickles. Serve with apples or grapes for an easy side.

$5.72 for six servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion; sauté 4 minutes or until almost tender.

Step 2

Add sirloin; cook 5 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Stir in chili powder, sugar, and salt; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Step 3

Add 1/4 cup water and tomato sauce; reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes or until thickened.

Step 4

Place chickpeas in a bowl; partially mash with a fork or potato masher. Stir chickpeas into sirloin mixture.

Step 5

Spoon about 1/2 cup sirloin mixture onto bottom half of each bun; top each with 3 pickle chips and top half of bun.

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