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Thursday, January 17, 2013

CheeseSteak Sloppy Joes - $5 Meals

As I mentioned yesterday on my quest for meal planning on a budget I tried out the $5 Meals website for some ideas.  Now these ladies have it down to a science with deals etc to make sure they stay at $5 a meal, I was closer to around $7 but heck I say not bad for my first time out trying this.   Now this was a meal I couldn't eat with the carbs and sugar so Rick's friend came over to watch a football game so my meal wasn't missed.  Our guest said it was the best, but I asked the boys just in case since they are my honest testers and they agreed it was a keeper.

So now on to CheeseSteak Sloppy Joes (I'm leaving her cost break down, Mine was a little different):


  • 1 lb. ground chuck ($1.99)
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and diced ($.59)
  • 1 15 oz. can tomato sauce ($.20)
  • 2 tsp minced onion ($.05)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic ($.05)
  • 1 tsp vinegar ($.02)
  • 1 Tbsp prepared mustard ($.01)
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar ($.01)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 whole wheat buns ($.50)
  • 4 slices provolone cheese ($.67)


  • Brown the ground beef. (If you want softer green peppers, cook them with the ground beef.) Drain and let sit.
  • In the same skillet, add the tomato sauce, minced onion, minced garlic, vinegar, mustard and brown sugar. Stir and let simmer over low heat for 5 to 10 minutes.  Add the brown beef and (uncooked or cooked) green peppers and combine. Simmer over low heat for another 5 to 10 minutes, or until ready to serve.
  • Spoon the sloppy joe meat over the buns and top with slice of cheese. Let the warm sauce melt the cheese, or microwave.
  • Serve Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes.
**Alexis Notes: I used Ground Turkey (Since I could eat that before I put in all the extras). 

Hope you give these a try, it was a simple recipe to make plus some veggies in (you could probably even put some carrots & celery in).  Have a wonderful week!


  1. The Hubs loves sloppy joes. Might have to try this for him. I don't eat them so it will have to be a night I am eating something else.

  2. I'd better not eat something like that in a nice shirt LOL. It looks and sounds fantastic!!

  3. I like this take on sloppy joes. Something my hubby just might eat without complaining. lol

  4. I also think with the $5 meals that where you live plays a role in how much things cost AND the time of year. These do look yummy

  5. You know... Those look pretty good. I wish you lived closer so I could just come over for dinner instead of checking in to see what to MAKE for dinner!

    I looked online for the microwave caramel popcorn and found that recipe AND and super duper simple recipe for microwave caramel carmels too. Let me just say this... They were crazy simple and crazy delicious! Thanks as always for the great tip :D

  6. Well I do have to say that looks delicious! Love, sandie

  7. Gosh, I haven't made sloppy joes in a long time. My family loves them. I should try this recipe!!


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