Sloppy Joe Lettuce Wraps


Get ready to indulge in a classic comfort food with a healthy twist - our Homestyle Comfort Sloppy Joe Lettuce Wraps! These wraps take the beloved flavors of a traditional Sloppy Joe and wrap them up in crisp lettuce, offering a guilt-free yet utterly satisfying meal experience. Perfect for those seeking comfort food without the carbs.

Sloppy Joe Lettuce Wraps

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 2 lettuce wraps

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 250 kcal
  • Protein: 17g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sodium: 400mg


  • Ground beef – 1 lb (450g)
  • Onion, finely chopped – ½ cup (80g)
  • Garlic, minced – 2 cloves
  • Green bell pepper, diced – ½ cup (75g)
  • Tomato sauce – 1 cup (240ml)
  • Worcestershire sauce – 1 tablespoon (15ml)
  • Brown sugar – 1 tablespoon (15g)
  • Mustard – 1 teaspoon (5ml)
  • Chili powder – 1 teaspoon (5g)
  • Salt and pepper – to taste
  • Large lettuce leaves (such as Iceberg or Romaine) – 8
  • Shredded cheddar cheese – for garnish (optional)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. In a skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat until browned.
  2. Drain excess fat and return the beef to the skillet.
  3. Stir in onion, garlic, and green bell pepper, cooking until softened.
  4. Add tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, mustard, chili powder, salt, and pepper.
  5. Simmer the mixture for 10 minutes until it thickens.
  6. Spoon the Sloppy Joe mixture onto the center of each lettuce leaf.
  7. If desired, top with shredded cheddar cheese.
  8. Fold the lettuce over the filling to form a wrap.
  9. Serve immediately for the best taste.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Lean Meat: Use lean ground beef or turkey for a healthier option.
  • Spice Adjustment: Customize the chili powder and mustard levels according to your taste preference.
  • Sturdy Lettuce: Choose large, sturdy lettuce leaves that can hold the filling without tearing.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make this recipe vegetarian?

Yes, substitute ground beef with a vegetarian crumble or lentils.

How can I store and reheat leftovers?

Store the Sloppy Joe mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in a microwave or skillet.

Can I add other vegetables to the mix?

Absolutely, feel free to include other veggies like carrots or zucchini.

Our Homestyle Comfort Sloppy Joe Lettuce Wraps are the perfect blend of nostalgia and nutrition. Every bite brings a rush of familiar, savory flavors, wrapped in a fresh and crunchy lettuce leaf. It's comfort food reimagined for the health-conscious, proving that you can have the best of both worlds!