Recreating family favorite recipes with skinny substitutes and healthier ingredients is one of the slim-down secrets we swear by. Not only are you sharpening your cooking skills, but you also get to enjoy a meal you know and love. After all, deprivation is not the key to weight loss! We’ve put a healthy spin on a childhood classic that is sure to take you right back to family dinners at home. Learn how to make sloppy joes the healthy way using your Instant Pot and some simple swaps!
There’s nothing like warm, homemade sloppy joes served over fresh whole grain bun. Lucky for you, you’ve found the best sloppy joe recipe! To make the dish weight loss-approved, we use a lean ground beef as the base to cut down on fat. We cook it up with some chopped onions, green peppers and minced garlic for plenty of flavor and fiber.
Our sloppy joe sauce includes a sweet, savory and smoky combination of tomato paste, chili sauce, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, paprika, black pepper and water. You can also add a little yellow mustard if you want some more tang! (Fun Fact: Yellow mustard is a Free Food on Nutrisystem.)
Five minutes in the Instant Pot and you’ve got hearty, healthy, homemade sloppy joes that are ready to be devoured. We recommend serving this protein-packed meal over whole wheat buns and adding toppings like crunchy coleslaw, pickles or any other additions that you enjoy.
Cook up this nutritious and delicious recipe for six servings of homemade sloppy joes! It’s a great meal to make ahead on the weekend for quick dinners all week long. Just heat and eat the leftovers!
One serving of this Instant Pot Ground Beef Sloppy Joe recipe contains 176 calories. If you’re on the Nutrisystem weight loss plan, you can log it into your NuMi app journal as one PowerFuel and two Extras. Of course, if you add a bun, make sure to count this as a SmartCarb. We recommend choosing a whole grain bun.
Hungry for more homemade meals in the Instant Pot? Check out the recipes below for some meal prep inspiration! Just like this easy sloppy joe recipe, they are quick to make and fit perfectly into your healthy meal plan.
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