Spicy Sloppy Joes

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calcium 116 mg
Calories 650
Caloriesfromfat 0 %
Carbohydrate 35 g
Cholesterol 163 mg
Fat 34 g
Fiber 4 g
Iron 7 mg
Protein 51 mg
Satfat 11 g
Sodium 646 mg


2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cups meat-loaf mixture
1 green pepper, seeded, cored, and chopped (1/4-inch pieces)
1/2 cup tomato paste
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 medium tomato, chopped
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
4 sandwich buns, split and toasted
4 tomato slices


Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the thawed reserved meat-loaf mixture (4 cups) and cook, breaking up with a spoon, until browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Add 1 seeded, cored, and chopped green pepper (1/4-inch pieces), 1/2 cuptomato paste, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in chopped tomato, red pepper flakes, and parsley. Serve on toasted buns with lettuce and sliced tomato.

Kay Chun,

Meals Made Easy,

Real Simple

May 2004