Veggie Packed Sloppy Joes #SundaySupper

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.

Sloppy Joe

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.

Sloppy Joe (6)

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.

Sloppy Joe

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.

Sloppy Joe

Veggie Packed Sloppy Joes

  • 1 lb. ground meat (beef, turkey or meatloaf mix)
  • 1/2 cup celery
  • 1/3 cup red, orange, yellow or green pepper (or combo), chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3/4 cup low sugar ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • black pepper, to taste

Chop onions, celery and peppers over medium high heat. Saute in small amount of oil until soft. Add ground meat and cook through, stirring occasionally. Drain.

Return meat and veggie mixture to pan. Add remaining ingredients. Stir to combine. Heat to boiling, reduce heat, cover and simmer about 20-25 minutes.

Serve in a bowl, over zoodles or noodles, or on your favorite roll

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 Bakerounded 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!

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Cassandra Burke is a Forensic Scientist by day, and a Group Fitness Instructor, Swim Team Coordinator and Travel Agent by night. A Breast Cancer Survivor since 2010, she writes about her journey as well as her struggles – training for triathlons and races, struggling to get back her health, and balancing family life all while building her brand and finding her purpose after cancer. Subscribe to Cassandra’s newsletter for updates and follow @poweredbybling on social media! For endurance sport race travel and custom family vacation travel, visit her at


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