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Healthy Crock Pot Sloppy Joes

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This is an awesome recipe, that you can trash up a little by topping homemade fries with some Sloppy Joe or put it on half a whole wheat English muffin and serve with a salad.

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I love that all the ingredients in this recipe are real, wholesome ingredient and no mystery can product.  Start out by sauteing a little pepper, onions, add turkey and garlic and cook until turkey is done.  Adding the turkey to the peppers and onion, really helps flavor the turkey and starts breaking down the veggies.

Then add everything to the crock pot, along with tomato sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, tomato paste, some bread you mash with whatever kind of milk you have(this helps keep the meat moist), hot sauce, and chili powder.  Then just let it cook away in the crock pot.  If you have anyone in your family with texture issues, this is great, because the onion and pepper just become a part of the sauce and the picky eaters won’t even know it’s in there!

They are great on top of some home made fries, or on top a bun or English muffin, which I always have.

Healthy Crock Pot Sloppy Joes

1 lb. turkey

1 TBSP olive oil

1 small onion, diced

1 green pepper, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp. chili powder

1 8 oz. can tomato sauce

1 TBSP, tomato paste

2 TBSP. ketchup

1 tsp. brown sugar

a few dashes hot sauce

1 slice of whole wheat bread

2 TBSP. milk, whatever you have is fine, I used soy

In a large skillet add oil, peppers and onion, saute for 2 to 3 minutes, add turkey and mash up, cook through until turkey is no longer pink.  Meanwhile, tear bread into tiny pieces and add milk, mash together with a fork.  Add chili powder, tomato sauce, paste, ketchup, brown sugar and hot sauce to crock pot. Add bread mixture to turkey mixture, then add everything to crock pot. Stir everything together and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours.

Healthy Turkey Sloppy Joes



I love these Sloppy Joe’s, there healthy, fast and the only thing that’s in a can is a can of tomato sauce.  There’s fresh veggies in them and I serve them on wheat hotdog rolls.  I know everyone uses a hamburger roll, but the hotdog roll is neater and lots of times lower in calories! Pair these with sweet potato fries and you got a healthy dinner that kids will love!

Healthy Turkey Sloppy Joes

1 to 1.25 lbs. of ground turkey

1 TBSP brown sugar

2 TBSP grill seasoning

1 medium onion, chopped

1 bell pepper, chopped

1 TBSP apple cider vinegar

1 15 oz can of tomato sauce

1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper(optional)

In a skillet, add your turkey and break it up, then add onion and pepper and heat to medium.  Cook stirring occasionally until turkey is done.  Then add sugar, grill seasoning, cayenne pepper if using(it gives it just a little kick), vinegar and tomato sauce, reduce to low and simmer 15 minutes. Serve on whatever kind of buns you have!