Three Ingredient Sloppy Joes

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Three Ingredient Sloppy Joes are a quick and tasty dinner that uses ingredients that you probably already have in your fridge and pantry.

209 CALORIES 14g CARBS 6g FAT 25g PROTEIN
6
Freestyle™ SmartPoints™ New!
(6 Old SmartPoints™)
(5 PointsPlus®)

Everyone who knows me knows that I am a bit of a slow-cooker fanatic. Every now and then, however, there are a few recipes that I just have to pull out my skillet for. It’s a sacrifice I am willing to make for just the right recipe.

I can’t explain it, but sometimes I just really need a Sloppy Joe. They remind me of childhood, and especially of fall and Halloween. I think my mom must have served them before we would head out trick-or-treating. Sloppy Joes kind of have a reputation for being kid food—to be enjoyed only in the confines of the school cafeteria. I am here to tell you that it is simply not true. I love a good Sloppy Joe from time to time, and our whole family devours them.

When you pull out the skillet and set out to make something like this, the last thing you want is a laundry list of ingredients. They are Sloppy Joes for crying out loud—they are supposed to be quick and easy! The temptation, then, can be to just open a can of Sloppy Joe sauce and go from there.

But don’t fall for it! These simple 3-Ingredient Sloppy Joes are almost as easy, and the amazing flavor is far better and totally worth the trouble. Using a simple combination of picante sauce and barbecue sauce (both of which I always have on hand) you can create a uniquely flavorful sauce that comes together easily and extremely quickly.

To keep these Sloppy Joes light you have several options. We actually really love to serve Sloppy Joe Salads, omitting the buns and enjoying the meat over a bed of crispy romaine. You can also serve over cauliflower rice, or as an open face sandwich, both of which will save you a few Weight Watchers points. You can also beef up the mixture by adding some sauteed mushrooms or vegetables to the meat. Have fun experimenting to find which variation your family will enjoy the most!

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The Recipe

Three Ingredient Sloppy Joes

PREP TIME: 5 Min
COOK TIME: 10 Min
TOTAL TIME: 15 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1 pound 95% ground beef
  • 3/4 cup salsa (I used Pace Picante)
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce

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Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: about 6 oz.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 209
Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
9%
Saturated Fat 3g
12%
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 70mg
24%
Sodium 632mg
27%
Total Carbohydrate 14g
5%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 10g
Protein 25g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

About the author Meet Martha Mckinnon
Martha is a lifetime WW committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life. Her blog, Simple-Nourished-Living.com, is a popular resource for easy healthy recipes, success stories and weight loss tips to help you eat great and lose weight. A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she's not experimenting in the kitchen, you'll find her helping beginners over the age of 50 discover the powerful benefits of yoga.  Learn More
Three Ingredient Sloppy Joes
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2 Comments
On Three Ingredient Sloppy Joes
July 20, 2017 - 12:58
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Excellent! My family loved it. Easy and quick and tastes good.
June 5, 2017 - 10:40
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This is a quick and easy recipe which is very important to me right now with my kids being out of school for the summer. They really like it too!! Great for lunch or dinner.
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