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Healthy Turkey Sloppy Joe

Written by COA Nutrition Team On May 17, 2019

If you are looking for a new dinner idea that’s healthy, quick to make, and popular with your kids… These Sloppy Joes are it! They are piled high in whole wheat buns make a fast, fun, and nourishing weeknight dinner. Attention; a LOT of napkins will be required!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 celery stalk
  • ½ medium onion
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-lb of ground turkey
  • 1 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 6 medium whole wheat hamburger buns

DIRECTIONS

  1. Peel and finely chop carrot.  Finely chop celery and onion. Mince garlic.
  2. In a large pan over medium heat, sauté the carrots, celery, and onion in a swirl of olive oil until translucent, about 5-8 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the ground turkey and break it up with a spoon. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook, stirring often, until the turkey is no longer pink.
  5. Add the tomato sauce, vinegar, mustard, honey, and chili powder to the pain. Stir well to combine, then cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove the lid, and simmer five minutes more, uncovered, until the sauce is thickened and flavorful.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste, then spoon the hot filling onto whole wheat buns, and serve.

Tips of the Month MOBILE

Planning Ahead Tip of the Month

Build time-saving habits

There are plenty of little habits you can build while cooking that will make you more efficient. For example, rinse prep dishes as you go to make washing them easier or move them into the dishwasher as you’re working. You can also create a scrap bag or bowl where you discard skins, odd bits, or anything else you might throw away while cooking – this way you don’t have to lose your flow walking over to the trash can. A huge time-saver: prep bowls. Measure out your ingredients beforehand and set them out in prep bowls. That way, once it’s time to use them, you can just grab the bowl and pour.

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