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Sloppy Janes a Healthy Homemade Sloppy Joe Recipe

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The Healthy Homemade Sloppy Joe Recipe That Will Have You Coming Back For Seconds. Sloppy Janes is the perfect summer camping favorite or kid-friendly lunch option. The Healthy Homemade Sloppy Joe Recipe will tantalize your taste buds with its mouth-watering flavor profile, bursting with rich tomato flavor. Unlike traditional Sloppy Joes, Sloppy Janes are less acidic. Sloppy Janes offer a less acidic and more indulgent taste that will have you craving more with each bite.

Unlike traditional can Sloppy Joes, which are often loaded with unhealthy additives and preservatives, Sloppy Janes are made with lean meat, low-fat ingredients, and a variety of fresh vegetables. They are easy to make and require only a few simple ingredients.

close up of the sloppy jane filing in a bun with pickles and peppers

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Key Ingredient ButcherBox Ground Sirloin

My family loves ButcherBox Meat and I only use their ground beef or ground sirloin. As I wanted the recipe to be low fat I grabs my ButcherBox ground sirloin and let it thaw in the fridge overnight. You will be surprised by how lean the beef is and how the flavor is so much better than regular ground beef from the store.

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This lean meat is a product of the US and is 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef. It is humanely raised, never given antibiotics or added hormones, and pasture-raised, making it a healthier and more sustainable option than conventionally raised meat. In addition, it is a good source of omega-3s, vitamins, and minerals.

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sloppy jane in a hamburger bun with the top on with yellow peppers on the plate

Healthy Simple Homemade Sloppy Janes-Perfect for Picnics and Camping

Simple summer homemade Sloppy Joes are a perfect family dinner that brings back memories of summer camps and picnics at home. I like to cook with as many fresh simple ingredients as I can, and still keep a recipe quick and easy.

Sloppy Janes is a healthier and more flavorful take on the classic Sloppy Joes that will transport you to those nostalgic summer camps and picnics with its mouthwatering aroma and delicious taste.

As someone who enjoys cooking with fresh and simple ingredients, I have made sure that this recipe is not only quick and easy but also packed with nutritious veggies and lean meat. So, you can enjoy a guilt-free and delicious meal that the whole family will love.

three kids at camp blowing bubbles.

Summer Camp-Themed Moves Inspired a Favorite Recipe

Summer camp-themed TV shows and movies often feature Sloppy Joes, and my daughters had watched many of them. To join in on their creative play, I decided to create a corresponding dish and stumbled upon a cute recipe for Sloppy Janes. Of course, I couldn’t resist adding my own touch to the recipe by increasing the vegetable content and finding time-saving tips to make the process even more efficient.

Now, Sloppy Janes has become a staple in our household and a favorite of my girls, who love to pretend they’re at a summer camp with every bite.

sloppy joe sloppy jane on a bun top down view with pickles and peppers on the pate and another plate to the rights with other buns

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Supplies Needed: 

  1. Skillet or Cast Iron Skillet
  2. Wooden Spatula
  3. Fresh Ingredients
  4. Cutting Board
  5. Good Chopping Knife
  6. Spiralizer 
a tan plate with zucchini noodles on a cloth tablecloth and 2 zucchini at the top.

How to Make the Recipe Fit a Keto Diet?

If you are on a Keto Diet this is a great recipe. With a few substitutions and serving over zucchini noodles. You can still enjoy the mouthwatering taste of Sloppy Janes by making a few simple substitutions.

Firstly, replace the bun with a keto-friendly option such as lettuce wraps or almond flour buns or the popular zoodles.

Secondly, swap out the tomato sauce with a sugar-free and low-carb tomato sauce or diced tomatoes with no added sugar. You can also increase the number of low-carb vegetables like zucchini, mushrooms, or bell peppers to make the dish even more filling and nutritious. Lastly, use a sugar substitute instead of brown sugar for added sweetness.

With these easy adjustments, you can enjoy a keto-friendly version of Sloppy Janes that is just as delicious and satisfying as the original.

Ingredients for a Healthy Sloppy Jane

  • 1 to 1 & 1/2 lbs ButcherBox Ground Sirloin Beef
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Red or Yellow Pepper
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • 1 small Onion
  • 3 chopped Garlic
  • 1 TLB Brown Sugar
  • 1 TLB Red Wine Vinegar or Cider Vinegar
  • 1 TBL Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 can Tomato Paste
  • 1 Large Can of Tomato Sauce (at least 15 Oz)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Hamburger Buns, or Zucchini Noodles
Sloppy jane sandwich in bun with yellow peppers a pickle on the left side and a plate with buns on the top right

How to Make Sloppy Janes: A Step-by-Step Guide

  1. In a large skillet add olive oil and heat for a minute to warm the oil.
  2. Add the onions and sautรฉ until translucent. 
  3. Next, add ground beef and brown.
  4. Add the garlic and chopped red and green peppers.
  5. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  6. Add brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, and tomato sauce. Stir well. 
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  8. Sautee for about another 10 min on low.
  9. If using hamburger buns toast them for a few minutes to help them hold up. 
  10. Serve over hamburger buns or zucchini noodles.

Ready to try Sloppy Janes for yourself? Whip up a batch of this delicious and healthy homemade Sloppy Joe recipe and taste the difference! With its rich tomato flavor, lean meat, and low-fat veggies, Sloppy Janes is a perfect meal for any occasion, whether you’re camping with the family or enjoying a quick and easy lunch at home. So, what are you waiting for? Head to the kitchen and give Sloppy Janes a try today!

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Sloppy Janes a Healthy Homemade Sloppy Joe Recipe

  • Author: Crafting a Family Dinner
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 to 1 & 1/2 lbs ButcherBox Ground Sirloin Beef
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Red or Yellow Pepper
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • 1 small Onion
  • 3 chopped Garlic
  • 1 TLB Brown Sugar
  • 1 TLB Red Wine Vinegar or Cider Vinegar
  • 1 TBL Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 can Tomato Paste
  • 1 Large Can of Tomato Sauce (at least 15 Oz)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Hamburger Buns, or Zucchini Noodles


Instructions

  1. In a large skillet add olive oil and heat for a minute to warm the oil.
  2. Add the onions and sautรฉ until translucent.
  3. Next, add ground beef and brown.
  4. Add the garlic and chopped red and green peppers.
  5. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  6. Add brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, and tomato sauce. Stir well.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  8. Sautee for about another 10 min on low.
  9. If using hamburger buns toast them for a few minutes to help them hold up.
  10. Serve over hamburger buns or zucchini noodles.

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11 Comments

  1. I really like the zucchini noodle option. Thanks for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop. We’re featuring your recipe this Wednesday. Grab the featured badge if you wish. Thanks again.
    Kelly

    1. Thank you so much Sloppy Joe’s is one of mine too.

  2. saw you at the pinterestlinkypart, those look good. good use of fresh veggies. opening a can is much easier to me, but my body would prob appreciate your version better ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. What a fun idea to coordinate what’s for dinner with the day’s entertainment! I just recently got a pressure cooker, so I’ll be interested to hear how you adapt the recipe. Thanks for sharing this with Fiesta Friday!

  4. Susan, I love that idea of matching the food to the girls’ play–shows, movies, books! Looks like a dish the whole family will enjoy. #MMBH

  5. Yum! These look great! I love simple dinner recipes. Sloppy joes are so good and I don’t seem to make them very often. Can’t wait to give this recipe a try.

  6. I wish my girls liked sloppy joes more. I have so many fond memories of the meal as a kid. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

  7. This looks amazing! I LOVE sloppy joes and my kids praise my name when I make them. That’s winning ๐Ÿ™‚ Pinned this one for sure!Thanks for sharing it at the #happynowlinkup

  8. We just introduced our boys to sloppy joes a few months ago and they LOVED them! We often serve them with cole slaw and salad for a nice healthy meal. Pinned.

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