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Turkey Sloppy Joes!!

I remember growing up that sloppy joes were a favorite in my household.  They were from one of those packages,  though, so I don’t know how healthy they were.  Plus they were made with ground beef instead of turkey….In fact, I KNOW they weren’t healthy.  These days I like to know EXACTLY what’s in my food, and this recipe shows you EVERYTHING, with not a single bad ingredient.  How bout that!  So be sure to check out these turkey sloppy joes for your next menu item.

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  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 lb raw ground 93% lean turkey breast
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups healthy tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 Tbs all-natural tomato paste
  • 1 Tbs Pure maple syrup
  • Finely chopped fresh parsley

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(Recipe for Healthy Tomato Sauce HERE)


  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and bell pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for 4-5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
  3. Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently for 1 minute.  Transfer onion mixture to a medium bowl.  Set aside.
  4. Add turkey to the same skillet; cook, over medium heat, stirring frequently to break up the turkey, for 8-10 minutes, or until the turkey is no longer pink.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Add onion mixture, Healthy Tomato Sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, tomato paste, and maple syrup.  Mix well.  Reduce heat to medium-low; gently boil, stirring occasionally, for 15-20 minutes, or until sauce has thickened.
  7. Sprinkle each serving with parsley before serving, if desired.

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I actually doubled the recipe to have this meal all week long, and created different meals with it.  I made the sandwich which is shown above, as well as just covered a bed of arugula with the sloppy joe mix, eliminating the carbs for an evening meal.

Cortney Weiss

Cortney Weiss

Hi!! My name is Cortney Weiss, I am a mom of 2 girls, 3 years apart, and with the same birthdays!! I've been married to my loving, godly husband for over 6 years, and I love health and fitness. I raise monarch butterflies year round which the girls love, and we all learn a lot from their life cycle, the good and the bad. It is my passion to help busy mommies become healthier and fit, work one-on-one with like-minded individuals, and help them to succeed in their health and fitness goals. I look forward to learning more about YOU and helping YOU to live a happier, healthier, fitter life. :)