“Sloppy Joe…Slop, Sloppy Joe!!”
I can’t say the words “Sloppy Joe” without singing the song or thinking about Adam Sandler! Here are some YouTube videos for your entertainment if you don’t know what I’m talking about!
I have always loved an extra sloppy, Sloppy Joe! As I have previously mentioned, I also LOVE the clean eating blog The Gracious Pantry. She has some awesome recipes to choose from that are simple and tasty! One that we make on a regular basis is her version of clean eating Sloppy Joe’s. Phil and I both grew up on Sloppy Joe’s, however, these “Joes” were from a can mix or filled with brown sugar. From the Gracious Pantry, I have learned that you can make a healthy version of this recipe just as easily! Phil decided that since the recipe was a healthy twist on the original version that it needed a different and more sophisticated name…Healthy Joseph’s stuck at our house (since Joe needed to be taken more seriously, he decided to go by his full name).
I adapted the Gracious Pantry version just a bit to make it my own. Her version is just as tasty! I added mushrooms and some Worcestershire sauce. Sometimes I will do all green pepper if I am out of red pepper. I usually use lean ground turkey but on this night I was out so I used local Show Me Farms ground beef. It is the best beef I have ever had…hands down! We love to make this on a night that we are running low on time or need to use up some old veggies. I love to eat this meal with sweet potato fries or mashed sweet potatoes! Phil likes to make his extra sloppy on a whole wheat bun with some cheese.
- 1 to 1.5 pounds lean ground turkey meat or lean ground beef (use TVP if you’re vegetarian)
- 1 (15 ounces) can tomato sauce, no sugar added
- 1/2 cup clean ketchup
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 medium green bell pepper
- 1 medium red bell pepper
- 1 cup of chopped mushrooms
- Olive oil cooking spray
- Chop veggies to desired thickness.
- Spray olive oil in a large pan, add the turkey meat and cook over medium heat.
- Once the meat is cooked, add everything else. Stir until well blended and heated through.
- Scoop and get real sloppy with a clean hamburger bun or a bed of baby spinach.
- Optional toppings: Sliced or shredded Colby jack cheese
- Pairs well with sweet potato fries! http://www.kwikviewstats.com/veryveggievesta/baked-sweet-potato-fries/
- (using 99% fat free turkey)
- Calories: 127
- Fat: 1.2 grams
- Carbs: 10 grams
- Protein: 15 grams