When I was a little girl, one of my favorite meals was Sloppy Joes. The combination of flavors and that soft roll my mom always put it on made my tummy for jump for joy!
As I got older I started eating my mom’s recipe over rice, potatoes, noodles. There was just something comforting about it especially being so far from home. It was like having dinner with my family even though they were hundreds of miles away.
A couple years ago, I started reducing the amount of sugar in the sauce and pumping up the veggie content. I start the base of my recipe with onions, celery and peppers.
Once the veggies are softened a bit, I add in the meat. I prefer to use meatloaf mix because it gives me the flavors of three different meats, but you can use ground beef, chicken or turkey. I’ve been known to use them all in this recipe.
Once the meat is browned, simply drain the fat and add all the other ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes until veggies are soft and sauce is thickened.
Since I’ve been on a low carb kick lately, I love this recipe over zoodles. But, I also just like to put a serving in a bowl and shovel it in….it’s that good! If you’re not watching your carbs, it would be great over a baked sweet potato or regular potato too.
During the busy days we all have now that the kiddos are back to school, my Veggie Packed Sloppy Joes are a quick, easy and healthy way to get dinner on the table. My friend, Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake, rounded up a great list of skillet meals that you can get on the table when you’re days are too busy to think! These recipes will make for some happy tummies!
Favorite Skillet Breakfasts
- Apple Cinnamon Dutch Baby by Feeding Big and More
- Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Dutch Baby by The Gold Lining Girl
- Sweet Potato, Bacon, and Egg Skillet by Positively Stacey
Favorite Skillet Sides
- Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes by Home Sweet Homestead
Favorite Skillet Entrees
- Alex’s Favorite Skillet Meal by The Freshman Cook
- Apple, Squash and Chicken Skillet by The Redhead Baker
- Black Bean and Rice Skillet by Wholistic Woman
- Chakchouka (Tunisian Eggs in Tomato Sauce) by Curious Cuisiniere
- Chili Joes by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Chop Suey Stir Fry Vegetables with Beef by Asian In America
- Clean Eating Hamburger Helper Skillet by A Mind Full Mom
- Creamy Paprika Chicken & Peppers by My Life Cookbook
- Easy Skillet Lasagna by New South Charm
- Greek Turkey Spinach Skillet by Cooking Chat
- Hatch Chile Shakshuka by Helpful Homemade
- Healthy Vegetable Skillet Dinner by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Huevos Rancheros by The Hungry Goddess
- Japanese Korean Tofu Sliders by The Ninja Baker
- Kielbasa, Brussels Sprouts, Potato & Pear Skillet by Food Done Light
- Kung Pao Chicken by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Lemon Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken and Vegetables by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Loaded Skillet White Pesto Pizza by Crazed Mom
- One Pan Taco Rice Skillet by The Chef Next Door
- One Pot Beef Stroganoff by My World Simplified
- Pork and Sweet Potato Hash by The Bitter Side of Sweet
- Pork with Gingered Pluots by Palatable Pastime
- Salsa Chicken Skillet by Bottom Left of the Mitten
- Sautéed Gnocchi with Pomodo Crudo by What Smells So Good?
- Skillet Chicken Caprese by Casa de Crews
- Skillet Frittata by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Spanish Rice Skillet by Meal Planning Magic
- Summer Squash Frittata by Pies and Plots
- Tamale Pie by Monica’s Table
- Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Skillet by Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
- Veggie-Packed Sloppy Joes by Powered By BLING
- Yellow Rice Skillet by Cricket’s Confections
Favorite Skillet Desserts
- Fudgy Skillet Brownies by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie by The Crumby Cupcake
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