Skinny Sloppy Joes

5/5

This skinny version of the classic childhood sloppy joe recipe is a hit at all family gatherings! It’s quick, easy, and low in points! Perfect for any day of the week! 

Author: thepounddropper.com

PREP TIME10 minutes

COOK TIME20 minutes

TOTAL TIME30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs. 96% lean ground beef or turkey 
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 4 celery stalks or 1 small green pepper, diced
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic (3 cloves, minced)
  • 1 Tbsp unpacked brown sugar or zero point brown sugar substitute to regular brown sugar ( I use Lakanto Monkfruit Golden Sweetener)
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 cup or 16 Tbsp no sugar added ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 low point or low carb buns, for additional points ( I use Great Value hamburger buns for 3 points)

Instructions

  1. Spray a large skillet with non stick cooking spray. Cook ground beef over medium high heat until it’s brown and no longer pink. 
  2. Drain fat and leave meat in skillet. Add onion, celery, and garlic. Cook until vegetables begin to soften, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add no sugar added ketchup, water, brown sugar substitute, chili powder, dry mustard and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine. 
  4. Simmer for 15 minutes, adding salt and pepper to taste. Add Worcestershire sauce.
  5. Let is simmer for another 5 minutes. 
  6. Spoon 1/2 cup sloppy joe mixture onto hamburger bun.
  7. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for up to month. 

 Makes 8 ( 1/2 cup servings)

3 PersonalPoints per serving

Notes

  • Point value does not include the roll or buns.
  • The overall point value is the same if you were to use 1 Tbsp brown sugar or brown sugar substitute.

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