Healthified Slop Sloppy Joes

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
  • S&P


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


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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:


Ohhhhh yesssss…. 


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

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