Sunday, December 12, 2021

Beef and Bean Sloppy Joes #SundayFunday

This delicious and healthy version of the classic version is just as comforting and soothing as the recipe you've always used and it is ready in less than half an hour.  

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Join the Sunday Funday Bloggers as we cook up quick meals during this busy season.......
My friend Rebekah of Making Miracles is hosting this month and invited us to join her saying "We're in the middle of Holiday season - prime time for hectic, busy, and overwhelmed. Share your 30-minute or less go-to meals to inspire all the busy cooks who might be thinking take out just sounds easier tonight!"

This is great advice as this time of year is laden with enough rich, calorie laden food without resorting to carry out when you are running short of time and energy.

Let's see what everyone cooked up in less than half an hour.........
sloppy joe filling

I know that this time of year stresses me out big time.  I am so busy that I forget to breathe sometimes.  My emotions run rampant as I reminisce of Christmases past and those who are no longer with us and look forward to spending time enjoying and appreciating those who are.

Not to mention all the cookies and desserts being baked and offered everytime you enter the home of a friend or walk past your kitchen counter.  It is much easier to grab a cookie or 5 off the platter and call it dinner when you are stressed and busy.  So I am thrilled that Rebekah chose this topic and can't wait to try some of the recipes the others are sharing.

Sloppy Joe pin

I made up these healthified Sloppy Joes after seeing the recipe in an issue of Eating Well magazine.  They add beans for the extra fiber and nutrition and they decrease the amount of ketchup used to cut down on added sugar.

No one will ever notice the nutritious changes that you made.  These are still ultra comforting and even more satisfying and filling thanks to the addition of those beans.  

Do yourself a favor and make up a pot of these sloppy joes.  In 20 minutes time, less time than it takes to order and get carryout, you will be sitting down to a wonderful dinner.  Take a deep breath, pour a glass of wine, and spend the next 1/2 hour just taking care of yourself.  

Happy Holidays my friends.

Beef, Beans, Entrees, Sloppy Joes, Sandwiches
Entrees, Beef
Yield: 6 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Beef and Bean Sloppy Joes

Beef and Bean Sloppy Joes

This delicious and healthy version of the classic version is just as comforting and soothing as the recipe you've always used and it is ready in less than half an hour.
Prep time: 3 MinCook time: 17 MinTotal time: 20 Min


  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 t. chili powder
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce
  • 1 (15oz) can tomato sauce
  • 3 T. ketchup
  • 1 T. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 t. spicy brown mustard
  • 1 t. brown sugar
  • 6 hamburger buns


  1. Brown beef with onions and garlic in a large skillet over medium high heat for about 5 minutes, until beef is crumbly and onions are translucent.
  2. Add the beans , chile powder, and hot sauce, stirring to combine. Stir in the tomato sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and brown sugar.
  3. Bring to a simmer and let cook, stirring often, until the sauce has thickened, about 5 more minutes.
  4. Serve on hamburger buns.


Adapted from a recipe found in Eating Well.

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  1. I love the addition of beans in these - beef and beans go together so well! I can't wait to try this recipe! Thank you for joining me today. :) Happy Holidays Wendy!

  2. These sloppy joes look really tempting.. something that kids will love too.


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