Sloppy Garden Joes

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Sloppy garden Joes

Sloppy Garden Joes

Spiced-up lean ground turkey and veggies combine for a new take on an old favorite.

Ingredients: 

1 onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
½ green pepper, chopped
1 pound extra lean ground turkey or chicken
1 - 8 ounce can unsalted tomato sauce
1 - 15 ounce can unsalted whole tomatoes, crushed
1 - 8 ounce can mushrooms
¼ cup barbecue sauce
pepper to taste
8 whole wheat buns

Directions: 

  1. Wash hands with warm water and soap. Wash fresh vegetables before preparing.
  2. Sauté onions, carrot, green pepper, and ground turkey or chicken in a pan over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Add tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, mushrooms, barbecue sauce, and pepper, and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer covered for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Uncover and cook for an additional 3 minutes or until thick.
  6. Serve on toasted or plain buns.

Servings: 

8

Prep and cook time: 

25 min

Nutritional Information: 

Calories, 227; carbohydrate, 33 g; protein, 20 g; total fat, 3 g; saturated fat, 0 g; trans fat, 0 g; cholesterol, 23 mg; fiber, 5 g; total sugars, 10 g; sodium, 434 mg; calcium, 60 mg; folate, 18 mcg; iron, 2 mg; percent calories from fat, 11%.

Recipe credit: 

Recipe provided by: Arizona Nutrition Network (used with permission from Public Health Seattle & King County).