Mini Sweet-and-Sour Sloppy Joes

Because these are child-size portions, adults may choose to eat two sandwiches.


Makes 12 sandwiches (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 50 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 216
Caloriesfromfat 28 %
Fat 6.7 g
Satfat 2 g
Monofat 2.2 g
Polyfat 1.2 g
Protein 15.8 g
Carbohydrate 23.6 g
Fiber 1.8 g
Cholesterol 21 mg
Iron 2.8 mg
Sodium 506 mg
Calcium 31 mg


1 1/2 pounds extra-lean ground beef
Vegetable cooking spray
1 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
3 (8-oz.) cans basil, garlic, and oregano tomato sauce
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (13.9-oz.) package dinner rolls, toasted


1. Cook ground beef in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat 10 minutes or until beef crumbles and is no longer pink. Remove meat from skillet, and drain well.

2. Sauté onion and bell pepper in skillet 5 minutes or until tender. Return meat to skillet; stir in tomato sauce and next 5 ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes. Spoon mixture evenly into toasted dinner rolls, and serve immediately.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Pepperidge Farm Soft Dinner Rolls Country Style. They're about the size of a baseball.


Marian Tetor, Holland, Pennsylvania,

June 2006
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