Beefy sweet & sloppy joes 

Karman Meyer | registered dietitian, tN Beef industry council 


1 pound ground beef (96% lean)

1 cup chopped yellow, green, or red bell pepper

3/4 cup finely chopped onion

1 can or bottle (12 ounces) 1005 vegetable juice

2 tablespoons lightly-packed brown sugar

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split


Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef, bell pepper and onion; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking beef up into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. 

        Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160┬║F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness. 

Stir in vegetable juice, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 7 to 9 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated and thickens slightly, stirring occasionally. 

Evenly place beef mixture on bottom half of each bun; close sandwiches. 

about this recipe

This is a kid-friendly recipe with a great name. Sweet bell peppers give it the sweet, and, the sloppy, well, that's the whole sandwich. Who doesn't like to bite into a Sloppy Joe? This Beef. It's What's For Dinner. recipe is certified by the American Heart Association®.