Having a family of six it’s difficult to find something we all enjoy. Especially with my boys… Ricky included. The boys tend to be my more “picky eaters” I personally can eat any and everything. Minus a few things but, I am the type that will try anything at least one time. I also am always on the hunt for EASY and FAST recipes. Anything that gets too complicated and has too many ingredients loses me. Especially ingredients that I will only use for that one recipe, I’m out! I like simple and things that call for things I’ve probably already got in my spice cabinet or fridge.
So when our health and wellness company released this “Turkey Sloppy Joe” recipe we decided to give it a try. It’s been a year later and it’s still a family favorite! I love that all my kiddos enjoy it and that we each can choose how we eat it. Depending on how many carbs I am wanting to inhale I will eat it different ways.
If I’m looking to get down on some carbs I will make a sloppy joe sandwich or bowl. If I am looking to have less carbs, I LOVE to throw it into a lettuce wrap.
Give it a try and let me know what you think…
Find the original recipe here-
I’m going to add my own little input on the one below but, it will still be pretty much the same, give or take a little bit! With our kids eating this as well we minimize and cut out some of the ingredients that make it spicy. I love spicy then keep them just like they are!
Prep Time: 20min
Serving Size: 4
|• 1 lb. lean, ground turkey|
|• 1 small onion, diced|
|• 2 garlic cloves, minced|
|• 3 tsp tomato paste|
|• ½ cup barbecue sauce|
|• 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce|
|• 1 tsp olive oil|
|• 1 tsp chili powder (We use less than this since kiddos are eating it too)|
|• 1 red pepper, diced|
|• 1 cup tomato sauce|
|• ¼ cup corn meal (We do NOT add this)|
|• ground pepper to taste|
|• salt to taste|
|• red pepper flakes to taste (optional for us, with the kids we rarely add this)|
|• 1 tsp cayenne pepper sauce (We add less than this since kiddos are eating it too)|
|• OPTIONAL – 6 whole wheat burger buns*|
1. Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, add red bell pepper, onion and garlic. Cook for about 4 minutes or until the onion is translucent and garlic is fragrant. Transfer the vegetables to a bowl and set aside.
2. Cook ground turkey in same skillet over medium-high heat, season with salt and pepper and cook until the turkey is no longer pink.
3. In a small bowl, mix tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, Worcestershire, chili powder, tomato paste, cayenne pepper and a pinch of red pepper flakes until blended. Pour mixture into skillet with turkey.
4. Add vegetables to the skillet and stir to combine.
5. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 15 to 20 minutes. Adjust seasonings as necessary and serve.*
- As Is in a Bowl
- Over Brown Rice
- On Gluten Free or Whole Wheat Bread
- On a lettuce wrap for a carb free option
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