Turkey Sloppy Joes
Roll up your sleeves for this neat, nourishing rendition of a meat-and-tomatoes favorite. Use ground turkey as a smart stand-in for ground chuck in a range of recipes -- it provides plenty of meaty flavor, with less saturated fat.
- Total Time:
- Servings: 4
Photography: John Kernick
Source: Everyday Food, September 2007
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 carrots, coarsely grated (2 cups)
- 1 medium onion, minced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 3 tablespoons tomato paste
- 3/4 pound ground turkey (93% lean, dark meat)
- 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons dark-brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 4 whole-wheat hamburger rolls, split
In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium; add carrots, onion, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 4 to 5 minutes.
Add tomato paste and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add turkey; cook, breaking up meat with a spoon, until no longer pink, 4 to 5 minutes.
Add tomatoes, sugar, vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 12 to 14 minutes. Serve on whole-wheat rolls.