Spicy Sloppy Joes

Spicy Sloppy JoesRecipe
Photo: Tina Rupp

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.