Sweet 'n' Sour Sloppy Joes

When the kids are hungry and you need dinner on the table now, Sloppy Joe's can do the job. In this 20-minute version, ground chicken is used instead of ground beef and the sauce is a flavorful mix of barbecue sauce and tomato sauce.

Sweet 'n' Sour Sloppy Joes
Servings: 4 Prep 5 mins Cook 11 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 red pepper, finely diced
  • 3 scallions, trimmed and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup bottled barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 hamburger buns or soft rolls
  • Tortilla or potato chips, optional

Make It

1. In a medium-size skillet or saute pan, heat oil over medium to medium-high heat. Add red pepper, scallions, garlic, Italian seasoning and pepper. Cook 4 minutes, stirring frequently.

2. Add ground chicken. Continue to cook, breaking apart with a wooden spoon, for 4 minutes, until no longer pink.

3. Stir in tomato sauce, barbecue sauce and sugar. Simmer 3 minutes, until slightly thickened. Remove from heat and spoon into hamburger buns or rolls. Serve with chips, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 407, Fat, total (g): 18, chol. (mg): 137, sat. fat (g): 5, carb. (g): 38, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 25, sodium (mg): 916, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.