Over the past few years I've tried a few recipes for sloppy joes but none seem to make the cut. They're either not flavorful enough, too tomato flavored, or just not right in some way. Well, I've finally found the perfect sloppy joe recipe and couldn't be happier. I use ground turkey instead of ground beef to lighten up this meal but feel free to use whatever meat your family prefers.
This recipe is perfect for those days where you need a quick dinner and is ready in under 30 minutes. There isn't a lot of work or preparation involved and is a great weeknight addition to any family menu. Paired with veggies or a fresh salad and it's a healthy and complete meal any kid would love.
Inspiration: Disney Family
- 1 package (20 ounces) lean ground turkey
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup red pepper, diced
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon worchestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- salt and pepper to taste
- 6 whole wheat hamburger buns
Turn the heat to low and add spices. Stir and cook for a few seconds.
Stir in remaining ingredients. Partially cover and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Add salt & pepper to taste.
Divide the mixture among the buns and serve.
Calories 367; Total Fat 11g; Protein 27g; Carb 44g; Fiber 4g; Sodium 792mg
Danielle Simmons is an eco-friendly work-at-home mom who enjoys the benefits, and makes the best of the drawbacks, of being at home full time to care for her two beautiful kids. She writes about green living, health and wellness, family adventures, and yummy recipes on her parenting/life blog, Simmworks Family Blog. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.
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