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Makes: 6 sandwiches
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
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Garden Sloppy Joes
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Prep time: 10 minutesCooking time: 20 minutesTotal time: 30 minutes


onion, chopped
carrot, chopped or shredded
green pepper, chopped
1 pound
lean ground meat (15% fat) (turkey, chicken or beef)
1 can
(8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 can
(15 ounces) whole tomatoes, crushed
1 can
(8 ounces) mushrooms or 1/2 pound chopped fresh mushrooms
1⁄4 cup
barbecue sauce
whole wheat buns, split in half to make 12


  1. Saute onions, carrots, green pepper and ground meat in a 2-3 quart saucepan over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Add tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, mushrooms and barbecue sauce.
  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally.
  4. Toast buns if desired. Spoon sauce over bun halves. Serve open-faced.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • Add your favorite fresh, canned or frozen chopped vegetables.
  • Try whole wheat English muffins instead of buns. 
Serving Size: 
1/2 bun
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