Brisket Sloppy Joes

Brisket Sloppy Joes

Chop the slow-cooked brisket and load up the sauce with veggies and some sweet and spicy seasonings and you get a great alternative to the traditional Sloppy Joe filling. These are best served open-face with a fork and knife. If you like your Joes extra sloppy, add more sauce along with the meat.

From EatingWell: January/February 2011
Yield: 4 servings, about 1 cup each
Active Time: 20
Total Time: 30


  1. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  2. 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  3. 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced (optional)
  4. 1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
  5. 2 teaspoons chili powder
  6. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  7. 3 cups chopped Slow-Cooked Brisket (recipe follows)
  8. 2 cups Onion Gravy from brisket, or more if desired
  9. 2 tablespoons molasses
  10. 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  11. 4 whole-wheat or onion buns, split and warmed


Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add bell pepper and jalapeño (if using) and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add tomatoes, chili powder and salt and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add brisket, gravy, molasses and brown sugar; stir well. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes to meld flavors. Serve on warm buns.

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Nutrition Per Serving: 461 calories; 15 g fat (4 g sat, 8 g mono); 63 mg cholesterol; 48 g carbohydrates; 34 g protein; 6 g fiber; 855 mg sodium; 864 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Zinc (73% daily value), Vitamin C (63% dv), Magnesium (25% dv), Potassium (22% dv), Vitamin A (20% dv)

2 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 carbohydrate (other), 4 lean meat, 1 fat