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Your taste buds will start sizzling with this new meat and veggie sloppy joe sandwich recipe.


Meat and veggie sloppy joe.Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chopped zucchini or other summer squash
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • ¾ cup chopped green pepper
  • 16 ounces chunky salsa
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 6 medium whole wheat buns, split 



  1. In a 10-inch skillet cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off liquid. Add zucchini, mushrooms and green pepper. Cover and cook over low heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Stir in salsa, basil, parsley and rosemary. Simmer, uncovered, about 10 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Serve on buns. 


Serves 6


Nutrition Facts  
Servings per recipe: 6  
Calories: 317   
Calories from fat: 90  
  % Daily Value*
Total Fat: 10g  15%
Saturated Fat: 4g 18%
Cholesterol: 49mg  16%
Sodium: 551mg 22%
Carbohydrate: 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber: 5g  22%
Protein: 22g 44% 
Vitamin A:  15%
Vitamin C: 55%
Folacin:   16%
Calcium: 11% 
Iron:  22%
Potassium:  19% 

*The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.  


Modified from original source:  Green Giant at and Rombauer, I. S. and Becker, M.R. (1997) Joy of Cooking, Plume by Penguin Putnam, 375 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014 

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