1poundExtra lean ground chickenI use Perdue (98% extra lean) chicken [See Note 1]
1/2bell pepper, green, diced
1/2bell pepper, red, diced
15ozpinto beans, or kidney beans, or black beans, drained and rinsed [See Notes 2, 3]
3/4cupKetchupI use Heinz No sugar added ketchup
1tablespoonbrown sugarOptional [See Note 4]
1tspsaltmore or less to taste
1/2tspground black peppermore or less to taste
1tsphot sauceOptional, if you like a little heat [See Note 5]
Brown the meat and the onion in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, breaking up the meat into crumbles as it cooks.
Add the garlic, red and green bell peppers and cook 5 minutes more, stirring occasionally.
Stir in the rest of the ingredients, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 5 minutes more.
Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper, as needed.
Serving size is 1/4 of the total recipe.
You can swap the ground chicken for ground turkey or extra-lean ground beef if you prefer. Swapping to lean ground Beef will increase the smart points value of this recipe for all 3 WW plans, blue, green, or purple.
Weight Watchers Blue and Purple - 1 sp per serving (1/4 of the total recipe): The bun or bread you choose will add extra points. A typical hamburger bun is 4-5 points and sliced bread is typically 2-3 points for 2 slices depending on which brand you select.
Weight Watchers Green plan - 5 sp per serving (1/4 of the total recipe): - WW Green calculates the ground chicken and beans differently than blue or purple plans, making this a 5 point per serving recipe.
Brown sugar is optional and can be used to round out the acidity of the ketchup. If you prefer you may omit the brown sugar, but this will not change the smart point value of the overall recipe.
Not all hot sauce is Gluten-free. If you are cooking for a gluten-free diet, check out the nutritional label on your hot sauce brand.
Ground Chicken Sloppy Joes with Pinto Beans
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 317Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Vitamin A 582IU12%
Vitamin C 36mg44%
Vitamin E 1mg7%
Vitamin K 6µg6%
* (Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy, and is sourced from the USDA Food Database.