Mar 21

Healthy Turkey Sloppy Joe Recipe

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Kick up the flavor and “healthy” factor of Sloppy Joes with this easy recipe. It’s great for a last-minute weeknight meal.
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You may be someone who plans your menu for the week (how I envy your organizational skills!) or that other type of person who decides what’s for dinner at 5pm, when the troops are getting restless. Of course, I don’t personally know someone who could possibly be that disorganized (ahem). Whichever category you fall into, this easy and healthy turkey sloppy Joe recipe will appeal to you.

For those fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants types, this recipe uses ingredients that you likely stock in your fridge and pantry. If you have a decent supply of dried spices, some kind of ground meat (preferably lean), a couple of carrots and a bit of tomato and barbecue sauce, then you can pull this off with your eyes closed.

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While traditional sloppy Joes are served on hamburger buns, there’s not reason why you couldn’t serve the mixture over rice or even pasta. My motto for weekday meals…use what you have. It will always turn out if you have a decently stocked pantry and a somewhat forgiving family.

While carrots aren’t typically part of sloppy Joes, why not use the opportunity to slip in some veggies? The veggies are diced finely and cooked until softened so that they don’t affect the texture of the sloppy Joes.

Head to allParenting for the recipe for Healthy Turkey Sloppy Joes.

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1 Alba March 21, 2014 at 8:35 pm

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2 Liz @ The Lemon Bowl March 22, 2014 at 8:07 am

These look divine Dara!! I think the meals I create at 5PM at the last minute are usually the best. :)


3 Reina March 22, 2014 at 9:18 am

I’ve been enjoying your blog, Dara. My family loves turkey Sloppy Joes! I make my own spice mix and add tomato paste and water to the cooked ground turkey, and some veggies, usually carrots like you suggest, and serve on whole wheat buns. Sometimes my youngest son objects to the small pieces of onion and carrot, so I grate or puree them to still get those veggies in. Delicious, quick, and filling. Thanks for the reminder to make these soon. :)


4 Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg March 22, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Oh I bet this is delicious! This is great fly by the seat of my pants meal. It happens.


5 Lauren March 22, 2014 at 10:39 pm

I think everyone has those afternoons where you need to whip something up in a hurry, no matter how organized you are! I love that you made it healthier too!


6 cheri March 23, 2014 at 5:00 pm

This looks like a quick meal that the whole family would love.


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