This modern version of an old classic has tons of veggies to up the health factor but they still have all of the amazing flavor associated with our childhood favorite!

Thanks so much to Brad and Victoria and to Halifax Subaru for hosting us!

Healthier Sloppy Joe Recipe

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Healthier Sloppy Joe Recipe

Healthier Sloppy Joes

  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Yield: serves 6


Units Scale
  • 1 1/4 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium carrot, grated or very finely diced
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 6 button mushrooms, finely diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 19 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 6 buns


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan and cook the meat until brown.
  2. Add the vegetables and garlic and continue to cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add the Dijon mustard, worsterchestershire sauce, and red wine vinegar.
  4. Stir in the tomato paste and tomato sauce. Continue to cook until the sauce has thickened.
To serve spread the inside of each bread with a light layer of butter and grill until golden brown. Place the bottom half on a plate top of the generous portion of the sloppy joe mix and the remaining half of the bun.
  • Category: Entrees, recipes