Healthy Sloppy Joes (Homemade in 30 minutes)!

These Healthy Sloppy Joes are the perfect weeknight meal! These homemade sloppy Joes are ready in 30 minutes, made with simple ingredients and much lower in sugar than traditional sloppy joes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy sloppy joe recipe, healthy sloppy joes, sloppy joes from scratch
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 176.3kcal
Author Laura



  • In a small bowl mix together ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder garlic salt, mustard, and black pepper. Set aside.
  • Add ground beef to a medium skillet and cook over medium-high heat until it begins to brown.
  • Add green pepper and cook until soft.
  • Drain liquids and stir in the mixture made in step 1. Mix until combined.
  • Reduce heat, and simmer covered for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and simmer for about 5 minutes more or until the mixture thickens (if you like thicker sloppy joes)!
  • Serve with your favorite garnishes on your favorite rolls!


*Nutrition information calculated for the Sloppy Joe mixture alone, using 93% lean ground beef, making 8 servings. It does not include the bun since there are many bun options and all have varying nutritional information. 


Calories: 176.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.7g | Protein: 18.2g | Fat: 5.3g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Cholesterol: 48.8mg | Sodium: 442.2mg | Potassium: 35.3mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 7.9g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 17.5mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1.5mg