Sloppy Joe, Sloppy, Sloppy Joe

You remember the SNL skit back in, oh ’94 (!) when Adam Sandler and the late Chris Farley performed “Lunch Lady Land” don’t you? The chorus of the song goes something like this:sloppy-joe_small.jpg

Sloppy joe.
Slop, sloppy joe.
Sloppy joe.
Slop, sloppy joe.
Come on.
Sloppy joe.
Slop, sloppy joe.
Sloppy joe.

I’ve been singing it all night while making that —>

Click on more for the recipe and lots of pictures!

Sloppy Joes
adapted from Ellie Krieger


1 pound extra-lean ground beef (I used 97%)
1 onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno, minced (really, really small!)

1 red pepper, diced
1 can small red beans or pinto beans, preferably low sodium drained and rinsed
1 1/2 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
3/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
8 whole-wheat burger buns


1. 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.

2. Add the garlic, jalapeno, and red pepper and cook 5 minutes more, stirring occasionally.

Insanely important to chop the jalapeno peppers REALLY small

3. Stir in the rest of the ingredients, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 5 minutes more.

4. Spray buns with spray butter and lightly toast.

5. Place a half-cup scoop of the mixture onto each bun and serve.

1/2 c. Sloppy Joe mixtures = 4 points

1 Whole Wheat Bun (Weight Watchers) = 2 points


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