Sloppy Joes and Brussel Sprouts

We made sloppy joes just like last time from that recipe. I am copying it below. I halved it but replaced the brown sugar with splenda. I also added some balsamic vinaigrette but a bit too much. Also, because it was 1/2 pound of beef for 4 sloppy joes, it was not too sloppy.

The brussel sprouts were just roasted with salt and pepper.

(2014-01-08 Note, This recipe is now in My Recipe Book)

Sloppy Joes Recipe (from AllRecipies)


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 teaspoons brown sugar
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste


  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef, onion, and green pepper; drain off liquids.
  2. Stir in the garlic powder, mustard, ketchup, and brown sugar; mix thoroughly. Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

2 thoughts on “Sloppy Joes and Brussel Sprouts

  1. Josh

    Wow, these meals are off the hook! So much creativity, life and color. I can tell you had fun making them. The question is, how good do they taste….

  2. Jwink3101 Post author

    The answer is most of them taste pretty good. Sometimes you do have to sacrifice some flavor for being healthier but we try to reduce that. And then there are the times when things just do not work out well at all.

    thanks for commenting


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