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Low Sodium Sloppy Joes

Meaty, flavorful sloppy joes without the salt! This recipe has 75% LESS SALT than most sloppy joes. Even better, this recipe is SO easy and quick to whip up on a weeknight.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: low sodium sloppy joes
Servings: 6 2/3 cup
Calories: 194kcal


  • 1.25 pound ground sirloin
  • 2 tbsp low sodium tomato paste
  • 1/2 large onion diced
  • 1/2 large green bell pepper diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 5 tbsp ketchup
  • 1/3 cup water


  • In a large saute pan, brown the ground sirloin. If you don't use lean ground sirloin, drain the excess fat after browning.
  • Add tomato paste and cook 1-2 minutes until tomato paste has deep red color. Add onion, green pepper and garlic. Continue to cook 3-5 minutes until vegetables are slightly softened.
  • Add remaining ingredients. Mix well. Cover and cook 10-15 minutes.


Nutrition Facts (per 2/3 cup): 148 calories, 10g carbohydrate, 1.6g fiber, 3.9g added sugar, 4g fat, 1.6g saturated fat, 60mg cholesterol, 19g protein, 238mg sodium, 25mg calcium, 437mg potassium, 169mg phosphorus, 5mg oxalate