Veggie Loaded Sloppy Joes

Cooking Utensils

knife, skillet, small mixing bowl, spoon

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

25 Minutes

Looking to increase your veggie intake but still want that traditional Sloppy Joe flavor. Try this healthier alternative rich with fiber, iron, and Vitamin C!

Health Information

Basic Nutrition

Serving Size: 3/4 cup meat + 1 bun

Serves 6

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Food Group Servings

Accordion Content






1 small, green bell pepper, diced

1 small, red bell pepper, diced

1 small onion, diced

1 pound, 93% ground beef, ideally grass-fed

Oil (Olive, canola, etc.)- spray okay too

6 whole grain sandwich buns


  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons mustard


Step 1:

Spray a medium skillet with the cooking spray over medium heat. 

Step 2:

Add the ground beef, diced peppers and onion to the skillet. Cook on medium heat until beef is cooked thoroughly, about 8-10 minutes. 

Step 3:

While the beef is cooking, mix the vinegar, ketchup and mustard together. Add this mixture to the beef and simmer on low heat for 10-15 minutes. 

Step 4

Scoop one portion onto each sandwhich bun. For extra flavor and if available, top each with a lice of sweet onion. 

Recipe adapted from