Sriracha Sloppy Joes

8 Sloppy Joes219 cals

Healthy homemade Sriracha Sloppy Joes are here! This high protein sloppy joe recipe is packed with awesome macros, easy to make with just a few ingredients, and has just enough kick to get you going.

Start this one by chopping up 1 green pepper, 1 red pepper, 1 sweet onion, and 2 carrots. However big or small you want to chop your pieces is completely up to you and the “crunch” you want in these sloppy joes!

Take out a large stovetop pan, put your burner on medium heat, and add in 1 tablespoon of olive oil to your pan. If you don’t have a good stovetop pan, here’s a link to the one we’ve been using and recommend.

Once your pan heats up, add in your chopped peppers and onion. Keep those moving while they cook for around 3 minutes or until somewhat translucent.

Continue by adding in and browning 2 pounds of a lean ground beef or turkey. I used a 96/4 ground beef today but anything over 90/10 should work great! If you’re using anything under 90/10 you may have to drain it after browning it so keep that in mind.

How To Brown

To brown your beef or turkey all you need to do is to cook it over medium heat while breaking it up. It should take no longer than 5-10 minutes to brown.

Drop your burner to low heat after browning and add in the rest of your ingredients starting with your chopped carrots, 1 teaspoon of minced garlic, 1 8 ounce can of your choice tomato sauce, 10 tablespoons of a hickory & brown sugar BBQ sauce, 5 teaspoons of chili sauce, and 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce.

Mix all of those ingredients together and let it simmer on low heat for around 10-15 minutes or until your Sriracha sloppy joes mix thickens up.

Remove your pan from the heat and pick your macro friendly bread or bread alternative!

Some of my favorite ways to eat these sloppy joes?

  • Wrapped in lettuce
  • In a tortilla or burrito
  • Thin sandwich rolls
  • On top of rice cakes
  • With low carb bread

Let us know how your like to eat yours in the comments below.

Ready for dessert? Try some Microwave Protein Whoopie Pies!

Sriracha Sloppy Joes Recipe

Sriracha Sloppy Joes

Looking for a quick and healthy homemade meal prep recipe with a kick? Try these high protein and easy to make Sriracha Sloppy Joes!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy, sloppy joes, spicy, sriracha
Servings: 8 Sloppy Joes
Calories: 219kcal
Cost: $6.10

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  • 1 Green Pepper - Chopped
  • 1 Red Pepper - Chopped
  • 1 Sweet Onion - Chopped
  • 2 Carrots - Chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 Pounds Ground Beef - Lean (or Ground Turkey)
  • 1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic - or 2 Cloves
  • 8 Ounces Tomato Sauce - No Salt Added
  • 10 Tablespoons BBQ Sauce - Hickey & Brown Sugar
  • 5 Teaspoons Chili Sauce - Sriracha
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce


  • Chop your Green Pepper, Red Pepper, Sweet Onion, and Carrots up
  • Put your Carrots off to the side
  • Take out a large stovetop pan, put your burner on Medium, and pour your Olive Oil into your pan
  • Let your pan heat up
  • Once your pan heats up add in your chopped Green Pepper, Red Pepper, and Sweet Onion
  • Cook them for around 3 minutes and keep them moving while they cook
  • After 3 minutes add in your Ground Beef and brown it
  • Turn your burner on Low
  • Add in the rest of your ingredients and mix those together
  • Let them simmer on Low 10-15 minutes
  • It’s done once your sauce starts to thicken up



Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 1754
  • Fat: 46g
  • Saturated Fat: 18g
  • Sodium: 2705mg
  • Carbs: 151g
  • Fiber: 13g
  • Sugar: 113g
  • Protein: 184g


Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.8g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 5.7g | Saturated Fat: 2.2g | Sodium: 338.1mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 14.1g


  1. Rachel on May 17, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Looking to make these tomorrow! What is the serving size? How many servings does the whole recipe serve?

    • Derek Howes on May 19, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Hi Rachel! The serving size is completely up to you! Weigh it out (or using my serving size video) to determine how big you want each size. Let me know if you have any questions about this so I can help you figure it out!

  2. Nicholas on February 23, 2014 at 12:00 am

    These were real good. I used the reduced sodium worcestershire sauce. Any plans to make more small snack type recipes?

    • Derek Howes on February 25, 2014 at 12:00 am

      Thank you! Absolutely. I have a bunch to film so they’ll be up eventually!

  3. Brenda on January 24, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Sloppy Joes were great! Such great flavor! Love your recipes. This is my new go-to site when I’m looking to change up my meals . . . .

    • Derek Howes on January 26, 2014 at 12:00 am

      Thank you so much Brenda! Let me know if you ever have any questions. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. kassy on July 26, 2013 at 12:00 am

    I made these last night and they were so good! I used lean ground turkey instead of beef and tomato paste instead of sauce (not to mention I ate 3…) thanks for the recipes ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Derek Howes on July 29, 2013 at 12:00 am

      Thank you for liking them Kassy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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