{ Healthy Easy Sloppy Joes – with a Louisiana twist }


These sloppy joes are super healthy and super easy. I love making a big batch in the beginning of the week, almost three times this recipe size for the husband and I, and then eating it all week long for lunch or dinner. I don’t even use the bread! I personally like pairing it with sweet potatoes sometimes. You can get creative too.  The Louisiana twist is the creole seasoning. It’s not spicy – just flavorful. We add it to just about everything down here.

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Serves about 5:

  • 1 lb raw lean ground turkey
  • 1 T dry steak seasoning blend
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 3 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 T red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 T garlic powder
  • 1 T onion powder
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1 3/4 cups canned crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 5 light hamburger buns
  • 1 t creole or cajun seasoning  – low sodium optional

1)  In a large saute pan, cook your ground turkey on medium high heat. Break up into small crumbles with spatula. When there is no pink color left in the pan, drain in a colander.

2) Add your onion and bell pepper to the pan. Saute about five minutes.  Add in garlic and saute one more minute. Add in ground turkey again, stir in with remaining ingredients except bun.

3) Simmer on low heat for at least 10 minutes to allow the flavors to come together. I think it’s even better the next day!

4) Serve on whole wheat buns. For a quick slaw recipe try this.


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