Turkey Sloppy Joes
Sloppy joes – YUM! This just takes me right back to my childhood…
Sloppy Joes were an every-other-week meal in my house and I just loved them! The slight sweetness of the meat with melty cheese on top, all piled onto a bun… Trying to eat these as a kid was a delicious disaster.
I haven’t had a sloppy joe in years and just thought of them the other day. With some searching around, I came across a recipe I just had to try.
These turkey sloppy joes are so easy to make and definitely a crowd pleaser – and of course they are… Wait for it… HEALTHY!! I know – crazy, right?
Since they are made with lean ground turkey they have a lower fat content while being packed with protein. Now, usually I wouldn’t have a bun. I would eat it right out of the bowl to save on some calories, but since I haven’t had one is so long…
I went for the bun! No regrets here 🙂
But to keep this meal healthy, I would have the meat with the cheese melted right on top, and then make a side of sweet potato fries or potato wedges.
Sloppy Joe Ingredients:
1 lb. lean ground turkey
1 cup yellow onion, diced
1/2 green pepper, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp. mustard
1/4 cup ketchup
1- 8 oz can tomato sauce
2 tbsp. barbecue sauce
2 packets of stevia
salt and pepper
cheese slices (optional)
- Using a non-stick skillet (sprayed with cooking spray), saute onion and green pepper for about 5 minutes on medium heat, stirring occasionally.
- Add ground turkey to the pan, as it starts to brown break up with spatula into small pieces.
- Once turkey is fully cooked and broken up, add garlic, mustard, ketchup, tomato sauce, barbecue sauce and stevia.
- Season with salt and pepper and stir until fully combined.
- Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 20-25 minutes, until sauce has thickened and all ingredients are incorporated.
- Season with more salt and pepper to taste if necessary.
- Serve as is or on a toasted bun with a slice of cheese.
This nutritional information is for the meat only – if you have it on a bun and/or with cheese (as pictured), then you’ll need to account for that as well.
Serving size: 1/2 cup of sloppy joe
Fat: 5 g
Carbohydrates: 8 g
Sodium: 210 mg
Sugar: 6 g
Fiber: 4 g
Protein: 15 g