Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Janice's Sloppy Jose

It's easy to swap out turkey for ground beef in many recipes. The great thing is to ramp up the seasoning because turkey is a much milder flavor.

The chili powder gives this recipe a nice Tex-Mex flair!

The nutrition facts for this delicious twist on sloppy joes can be found at Calorie Count!

Sloppy Jose


1 T  olive oil
½ c  carrots, grated
1 small  onion, chopped
4 t  garlic, chopped
¼ t  pepper
1/8 t  salt
3 T  tomato paste
1 pound  ground turkey (93% lean)
1 1/3 T  chili powder
15 oz  tomatoes, crushed
2 ½ T  brown sugar
1 T  cider vinegar
2 t  Worcestershire sauce
10  100% whole grain wheat buns


Heat olive oil in large pot, saute carrots and onions for about 5 minutes, add garlic and saute 3 more minutes.

Add salt, pepper, and tomato paste and stir for about 1 minute.

Add ground turkey and chili powders. Stir til the turkey is cooked through.

Add 1 can crushed tomatoes, sugar, vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer about 15 minutes.

Serve on the buns (calories are included in the nutrition facts).


Add cheese, but you will have to add the calories.

If not spicy enough, add some Tabasco. Once my kids were able to handle the heat, I just started adding Tabasco to the simmer stage. Yum!

Instead of buns, serve on tortillas and adjust the calories.

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