Spicy Mushroom Sloppy Joes


Make each ounce of lean ground beef go further in this lightened-up sloppy joe recipe by mixing in sliced creminis. These 30-minute Spicy Mushroom Sloppy Joes taste just like the saucy sandwich recipe you remember from childhood.

Spicy Mushroom Sloppy Joes
Total Time:
30 mins
6 sandwiches


  • 1 pound 95% lean ground beef

  • 3 cup sliced fresh cremini mushrooms (8 ounces)

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce

  • ½ cup 50% less sodium beef broth

  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon molasses

  • ½ - ¾ teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper

  • 6 multigrain hamburger buns, split and toasted

  • 6 slices Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers or cheddar cheese

  • Sliced red onion


  1. In a large skillet cook the first three ingredients (through garlic) over medium-high heat until meat is browned. Drain off fat.

  2. Stir in the next six ingredients (through chipotle pepper). Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 5 to 6 minutes or until liquid is slightly thickened (mixture should still be saucy). Serve in buns with cheese and onion.

Perfect Pair

These spicy sandwiches team well with a creamy slaw, such as packaged shredded broccoli slaw mix with thin strips of red sweet pepper and a bottled light coleslaw dressing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

330 Calories
13g Fat
28g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 330
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 655mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 5.8mg 29%
Calcium 223mg 17%
Iron 4.7mg 26%
Potassium 718mg 15%
Folate, total 66.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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