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These Turkey Sloppy Joes are ready in just about 20 minutes! Full of lean turkey, tons of veggies, and a super easy homemade sloppy joe sauce. Easy. Healthy. Delicious!
Because it’s Friday, we’re celebrating and making something cheesy.
Because it’s Friday AND I crave all things comfy/cozy, we’re making sloppy joes.
Because it’s Friday, I crave all things comfy/cozy, AND Halloween and Thanksgiving are coming up, we’re making HEALTHY Turkey Sloppy Joes.
You with me?
The other night, Teddy had his little girlfriend, Harpo over for a playdate. Harpo’s mom (Hi Steph!) had a late meeting, so she asked if we could watch Harpo. Because Teddy and Harpo are obsessed with each other and Harpo is the sweetest little thing in the world, I of course, said YES.
While the dogs played, I happened to be recipe testing these Turkey Sloppy Joes – super easy you guys. . . even with TWO 70 pound dogs literally playing right on top of you.
First, you’re going to cook lean ground turkey, onion, bell pepper, and carrot together until the meat is no longer pink and the veggies are tender.
Then you’re going to stir in your homemade sloppy joe sauce – again, super easy you guys. . .
Whisk together tomato paste, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, mustard, hot sauce, garlic powder, and salt in a little bowl.
Pour the sauce into the turkey/veggie mixture and let it simmer until it’s hot, thick, and delicious!
By the time I was done, Steph had returned home to pick up Harpo, so I of COURSE invited her over to taste-test! All that was left to do was to assemble the joes!
Whole wheat bun + sloppy joe mixture + your choice of Sargento® Sliced Cheese. Trevor and I went with Pepper Jack and Steph went with Cheddar. They have 23 amazing varieties that I’m guessing would all be freaking delicious on these – you can’t go wrong, because all their cheese is 100% real, natural cheese, which is why I ♡ them so much. Did you know that other cheeses like American Singles (Pasteurized Process Cheese Food), is only required to contain 51% real cheese?! Point being: stick with the real stuff, people. 😉
Then I popped those bad boys under the broiler for a hot second to get that cheese all melty and delicious, and that was dinner!
These Turkey Sloppy Joes are
- Cheesy – mandatory for any dinner. Ever. 😉
- Cozy – hellooooo who else grew up eating sloppy joes like every night during the chilly midwestern seasons?!
- Healthy – lean turkey + loads of veggies. 💪💪💪
- Easy – 10 minutes of prep + 10-ish minutes of cooktime. #winning
- DEEEE-lish! And don’t just take my word for it, Steph immediately asked for the recipe after we finished dinner. You just can’t go wrong with tender turkey, a little texture from the veggies, and an amazingly tangy, super flavorful sauce, all smothered in your fave cheese.
Cheesy, cozy, healthy, easy, delicious dinner?
Count me in!
Do you want more, healthy comfort food recipes? Show Me the Yummy!
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 pound 93% lean ground turkey
- 1/2 cup yellow onion diced (about 1/2 an onion)
- 1/2 cup green bell pepper diced (about 1/2 a pepper)
- 1 carrot peeled and minced
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 3/4 cup ketchup
- 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce optional
- 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Sargento® Sliced Cheese We like Cheddar or Pepper Jack
- Whole wheat buns
- baby spinach optional
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat, add in oil.
- Once hot, stir in turkey, onion, pepper, and carrot.
- Cook, breaking up the turkey as you go, until the turkey is cooked and veggies are soft, about 7 minutes.
- While above is cooking, whisk together the remaining ingredients for the sauce: tomato paste, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, mustard, hot sauce, garlic powder, and salt.
- Stir the sauce into the turkey/veggie mixture and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to keep at a simmer for about 3-5 minutes or until sauce has thickened slightly.
- Taste and re-season if necessary.
- Preheat broiler.
- Place the bottom buns on a rimmed 9x13 in baking sheet.
- Place turkey mixture on the buns.
- Place cheese slice onto the turkey mixture.
- Place in broiler until cheese is melty.
- Top with optional baby spinach and the top bun.
- Serve and enjoy!
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