Hey y’all, it’s been awhile! Sorry for my lack of updates, I won’t bore you with my excuses.
Here’s a fairly quick and easy healthy (ish) version of Sloppy Joes for you this lovely Friday afternoon:
• 1 pound 97% fat free ground turkey
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 1/2 sweet onion
• 2 cloves garlic chopped
• 8-ounce can of tomato sauce or 8-ounces of spaghetti sauce if you don’t want to go to the store
• 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
• 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
• Black pepper
• Lettuce (I usually buy Romaine because it lasts longer in the fridge)
• Pickles (optional)
1. Wash as much lettuce as you want/need first so it has time to dry while you cook.
2. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat (or high heat if your stove is weak). Add the garlic, onion, and turkey. Break the meat up with a spoon (I use wooden or silicon) to cook until browned.
3. Mix the tomato (or spaghetti) sauce, barbecue sauce, and Worcestershire sauce into the turkey mixture. Season with pepper. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened.
I like to add pickles, particularly Vlasic Zesty Bread and Butter Chips that I get at Kroger. This is totally optional as those specific pickle slices are about 35 calories and 8g of sugar per 3 slices!
Eating these Sloppy Joes like an actually sandwich is SUPER sloppy, so I usually give up and end up eating it like a lettuce taco or a salad the second time around. Obviously this is not the healthiest recipe as the tomato (or spaghetti) and barbecue sauces have a lot of sugar and preservatives, but whatever close enough.