30 Minute Healthier Sloppy Joes

A Favorite Meal Prep Recipe

If you’re on the hunt for an easy sloppy joe recipe that doesn’t skimp on flavor or protein, you’ve hit the jackpot.

We’re talking about whipping up some seriously delicious and healthier Sloppy Joes in just 30 minutes. Perfect for anyone wanting an easy meal prep idea or aiming to add more protein to their diet.

Ditch the notion that high protein meals have to be boring or time-consuming. Get ready to elevate your meal prep game with a dish that’s as satisfying as it is nutritious and something the whole family will love.

Healthier Sloppy Joe Ingredients

  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound 94% lean ground beef or ground turkey
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup ketchup (no sugar added)
  • ¼ cup Low sugar BBQ sauce (I like Stubb’s Spicy BBQ sauce)
  • ½ tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • Optional: ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Healthier Sloppy Joe Directions

  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add garlic, onion and bell peppers; sauté for 5 minutes or until onion is translucent. Transfer to a small bowl.
  3. Brown turkey or beef in skillet. Season with salt and pepper
  4. Once turkey is cooked, add the onion/bell pepper mixture back in. Mix in ketchup, BBQ sauce, Worcestershire, vinegar, and mustard. Add optional cayenne to spice it up.
  5. Stir mixture well and simmer on low 10 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle with, cover melt cheese for 2 minutes
  7. Transfer meat buns and top with optional jalapeno slices.
Calories: 212 Fat: 7g Carbohydrates: 10g Protein: 25g (does not include bun)

Serve With:

4 sprouted/whole grain or gluten free buns (we like Dave’s Killer Bread)

1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese

Optional: Jalapeno slices if you like it spicy

Pair with a roasted veggie side for a balanced meal.

The Ultimate Easy & Nutritious Meal

And there you have it—your very own healthier Sloppy Joes, ready in just 30 minutes. Not only did you whip up an easy sloppy joe recipe that’s bursting with flavor, but you’ve also added a powerhouse of nutrition to your high protein meal prep arsenal.

Meal Prep Made Simple & Delicious

Diving into high protein meals and meal prep doesn’t have to be a chore. It’s all about finding those easy meal prep ideas that suit your taste and lifestyle. Here’s to making meal prep your delicious secret weapon!

FAQ: Healthier Sloppy Joes

Can I make this sloppy joe recipe vegetarian?

Absolutely! Swap out the meat for a plant-based alternative like lentils or a meat substitute. You’ll still get that hearty texture and flavor, making it a fantastic high-protein meal.

How can I store leftovers?

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. For longer storage, freeze them in freezer-safe containers or bags for up to 3 months. Just reheat and serve!

Can I use any type of meat for this recipe?

Definitely! While ground beef is traditional, ground turkey, chicken, or even bison are great alternatives for a high-protein diet. Each brings a unique flavor to the dish.

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