Low Calorie Sloppy Joes Recipe!

Hello lovelies,

Today’s post is another bake inspired by the book Pinch Of Nom! Myself and my mum are really into getting recipes from this book and bringing them to life. We don’t follow the instructions exact as we put our own touch on them (like every recipe I share).

I’d heard of Sloppy Joes before but never really knew what they were until now. They are an American creation that essentially are just a stuffed pepper which is something I’ve been wanting to make for a while now.

You can literally stuff your peppers with anything you like but today, I went for mince and cheese (it’s almost like a bolognese with melted cheese on top) which went down a treat with my family so I thought I’d share the recipe with you today!

Category: Dinner

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 25 Minutes

Overall Time: 35 Minutes

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • Packet Of 5% – Fat Minced Beef
  • 1 Onion, Finely Diced
  • 1 Red Pepper, Halved Length-Ways
  • 1 Yellow Pepper, Halved Length-Ways
  • 40g Of Reduced-Fat Cheddar, Grated
  • 3tsp Of Garlic Granules
  • 1tsp Of Mustard Powder
  • 3tbsp Of Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3tbsp Of Tomato Purée

How To Make Sloppy Joes:

  • Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients and preheat the oven to 200C / 180C Fan / Gas Mark 6.
  • Secondly, spray low calorie cooking spray onto a large frying pan and place over a medium heat.
  • Add the onion and garlic granules to the pan and cook for around 4-5 minutes, until the onion begins to soften.
  • Once softened, add in the packet of mince, turn the heat up to high and cook for 5 minutes stirring continuously and breaking up the mince with your wooden spoon – do this until the mince has browned.
  • When the mince has browned, add the 1tsp of mustard powder, 3tbsp of Worcestershire sauce and 3tbsp of tomato purée to the pan and stir until the three ingredients have been mixed in.
  • Now that everything has been cooked, take the pan off the heat.
  • Divide the beef mixture between the 4 pepper halves making sure you fill them right up (you may have some left over).
  • Scatter the grated cheese over the top of the pepper and place the filled peppers onto a baking tray.
  • Place the baking tray into the oven for around 10 minutes, until the cheese is golden and the peppers are just cooked (TIP: you want them to have a little crunch still).

That’s your Sloppy Joe’s prepared, cooked and ready to be demolished!

How good do these look though? The perfect quick meal to make with a blooming tasty outcome.

Let me know if you’ll be making these yourself and wether you liked them or not.

Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,

Elle xo



  1. April 20, 2021 / 10:22 am

    oh these look so yummy. I love the idea of stuffing a pepper and making it a really hearty meal


    • ellegracedeveson
      April 22, 2021 / 7:15 pm

      It’s worth the try for sure! stuffed peppers are the perfect filling & healthy dinner. these are honestly delicious Xo

  2. April 20, 2021 / 10:32 am

    These look so good! I’ve not had a stuffed pepper in so long but this looks so good and like it still has so many delicious ingredients x

    • ellegracedeveson
      April 22, 2021 / 7:16 pm

      Omg they are the best, right? I love that you can add literally anything you like to your peppers and it’ll still taste delicious Xo

  3. April 20, 2021 / 10:48 am

    These look great! I have always heard of sloppy joes but never tried them! They sound quite easy to make and sounds delicious, thanks for sharing x

    • ellegracedeveson
      April 22, 2021 / 7:18 pm

      I’m the same, I’d heard of them but never tried before. I had high expectations as I do love American food and boy did they live up to their expectation! They are so easy to make, take little time and are super yummy Xo

  4. April 20, 2021 / 1:40 pm

    Wow…….this will make a good afternoon snack. I love spicy taste. Thank you for sharing.

    • ellegracedeveson
      April 22, 2021 / 7:21 pm

      These are perfect if you want something which is super yummy and will fill you right up! You can add extra spice too, that’ll taste amazing Xo

  5. April 20, 2021 / 9:16 pm

    The only sloppy joes I have ever had are sandwiches overflowing with ground beef, onions, and seasonings on a burger bun. Very messy and often not very tasty! Loving your version so much more; it is tough to beat the appeal of a stuffed pepper.
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • ellegracedeveson
      April 22, 2021 / 7:24 pm

      Thank you so much! It is tough to beat a stuffed pepper, they satisfy every time. Xo

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