Sloppy Joes Plus Low Salt Seasoning Mix

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“From "Make-a-Mix" by Karine Eliason. I purposefully omitted the salt for a healthier version. Could not find green pepper flakes, so I used Spike seasoning as an emergency substitute.”
3 tablespoons

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Sloppy Joe Seasoning Mix
  • 1 tablespoon minced dried onion (salt free) or 1 tablespoon onion powder (salt free)
  • 1 teaspoon spike seasoning (no sodium or low sodium) or 1 teaspoon dried green pepper flakes
  • 12 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 12 teaspoon garlic powder (salt free) or 12 teaspoon minced garlic (salt free)
  • 14 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 14 teaspoon celery seed
  • 14 teaspoon chili powder
  • Sloppy Joes
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 lb lean ground sirloin (soft tofu, ground chicken or turkey or Gimme Lean can be substituted)
  • 12 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons sloppy joe seasoning mix
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • salt
  • 6 whole grain buns or 8 whole wheat rolls


  1. Seasoning Mix: Combine all ingredients in a coffee mill or mini chopper and blend well.
  2. Store in a cool dry place, covered. Use up within 6 months.
  3. Yield: Enough for 6 Sloppy Joes.
  4. Sloppy Joes: Heat up the oil in a saute pan on medium-high heat and brown the meat until no longer pink. Pour off grease.
  5. Add the Sloppy Joe's seasoning mix, can of tomato sauce, and 1/2 cup water. Bring to boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer 15-20 minutes. Season to taste with salt if desired.
  6. Serve hot over rolls. The buns can be toasted or untoasted, your choice.
  7. Eat but remember to chew!

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