Sloppy joes are a fall food staple in my family, and I have been craving a big fat sloppy joe since the start of football season! This was my first attempt at making a healthified version of the sloptastic treat:
Looks pretty good, eh? To start things off, I sprayed a skillet with cooking spray and tossed in:
- 1/3 cup chopped white onion
Once the onions started to soften, I added:
- 8 ounces 99% lean ground turkey
I cooked the turkey til it was no longer pink. I don’t know about you, but I’m not exactly a fan of rare poultry… bleck!
Nice and brown:
Next I added:
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup Reduced Sugar Ketchup
- 1 tsp mustard
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
Once everything was combined, I popped a lid on and let the joes simmer for about 25 minutes on very low heat. Then I spooned half the mix on to a Pepperidge Farm 7 grain deli flat and topped with some chopped raw onion.
A thing of beauty:
That is one happy joe.
These sloppy joes were super easy to throw together and pretty tasty — I think the only change I’ll make for next time is to use the ORGANIC Heinz Ketchup instead of the reduced sugar version (which oddly has this crazy sweet taste that I am NOT a fan of).
I’m still craving a good old-fashioned Manwich sloppy joe… so I’m sure those will be making an appearance on an upcoming Sunday game day menu 🙂
Stats on the sloppy joseph: 256 calories, 27g carbs, 3g fat, 35g protein, 6g fiber