Sloppy Joe, Slop, Sloppy Joe

Do you remember this from SNL?

Anyway, we made Sloppy Joes the other night and I thought of this song. The recipe that we used is actually kinda healthy. Tasty and good for you? What’s not to like?

Jalapeno, bell pepper, and garlic.

I decided to use black beans instead of red or pinto beans.

Got these from Wal-Mart.

What? They’re super cheap and taste the same as the name brand stuff.

Adding the veggies.

And the pièce de résistance.

What was your favorite school lunch?                

Sloppy Joes from Ellie Krieger


1 pound extra-lean ground beef

1 onion, diced

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 jalapeno, minced

1 red pepper, diced

1 can small red beans or pinto beans, preferably low sodium drained and rinsed

1 ½ cups no-salt-added tomato sauce

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon molasses

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon mustard powder

¾ teaspoon salt

Freshly ground black pepper

8 whole-wheat burger buns


Brown the meat and the onion in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, breaking up the meat into crumbles as it cooks. Pour the drippings out of the pan and discard. Add the garlic, jalapeno, and red pepper and cook 5 minutes more, stirring occasionally. Stir in the rest of the ingredients, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 5 minutes more. Place a half-cup scoop of the mixture onto each bun and serve.

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