Week 19 | Recipe 19: Sloppy Joe Mix

Week 19 | Recipe 19: Sloppy Joe Mix

Ya’ll- sometimes you just need a quick recipe that makes everyone happy. I can remember my mom making sloppy-joes when we were kids, one requirement of said sloppy joes— CHEESE! I firmly believe, it’s not a proper sloppy joe, unless there’s cheese involved. Use the shredded mexican blend, a mozzarella for a fancy twist, or just a good ol’ piece of American cheese.
Skip the mustard.
Keep the cheese!

So- in leau of my childhood favorite, I present to you the easy Sloppy Joe Mix. This isn’t my mama’s recipe- but, I have a feeling you’ll still enjoy it.
This is an original weight-watches recipe, which I adjusted to feed more than one person.

Sloppy Joe Mix

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total Time:230 minutes
Serves: 1


  • 1  c. chunky salsa, medium spicy
  • 2 Tbps “sweet n’ spicy” BBQ sauce {We love the Sweet Baby Ray’s sauce}
  • 3 oz. ground beef, crumbled
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  1. Brown ground beef and drain well.
  2. Once drained, pour salsa and barbecue sauce over top.
  3. Mix in onion and garlic powder, continue cooking for approximately 8-10 more minutes for flavors to fully meld.

-This is a super simple recipe, and can be served on hamburger buns, hoagy rolls, or plain. My little secret: I like to use it as a dip for potato chips… yep. Don’t tell anyone.
-If you use 80% lean ground beef- this recipe counts for 3 smart points/serving for Weight Watchers..

I tripled this recipe, very easily and was able to spread it out over about 4 meals- great for meal prepping!
What do you think? Would you add anything? A dash of cayenne for more heat? Would you use a special salsa- like garlic or pineapple? MMM- it all sounds good!





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