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Turkey Sloppy Joes

Recipe photo courtesy of John Kernick

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.

Source: Everyday Food, September 2007
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  • MS10069865
    15 NOV, 2018
    I do check the comments often prior to making any recipe and on this site, I so often see the word “bland.” We have to add salt and usually more salt than we think because unlike processed food, food from scratch is salt-free. Salt enhances flavor and without it, everything will taste muted, and blah, I.e. bland.
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    • MS10069865
      15 NOV, 2018
      And I made this as written and it is amazing. The carrots add the sweetness necessary to replace the ketchup in traditional recipes and the amount of crushed tomatoes does add heft tho the recipe. I have been using a cider vinegar from a local apple orchard, and its flavor is quite pronounced in this recipe, but is a loud vinegar and I think a commercial vinegar might be a bit softer. I wanted a sloppy joe, without a lot of calories, that satisfied the craving for the sandwich, and this recipe delivered.
  • Gnuschi
    14 AUG, 2015
    Great recipe! It tasted tons better than any of the cans you find on the grocery shelves.
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  • MS11730473
    2 OCT, 2014
    I'm sorry to say this, but I made the recipe as listed, and it smelled and tasted terrible. The turkey was just purchase a few hours ago, and didn't smell bad out of the package. There just isn't any flavour - and it kinda smelled like a wet dog. Hubby said to toss it. I've made other recipes from this site, and they've been great. Not this one, though.
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  • Cindylb
    12 JUN, 2014
    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 333 Calories; 13g Fat (33.2% calories from fat); 17g Protein; 40g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 31mg Cholesterol; 394mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.
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  • aebrownson
    17 JAN, 2012
    When you are providing recipes for "lighter" fare, it would be great if you would include nutritional info.
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  • Eviebelle
    20 SEP, 2011
    My family likes this recipe, and I like how I get to sneak in some carrots.
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  • MS10688918
    18 SEP, 2011
    I made this without reading the reviews and now that I have, I would hardly call it bland! I probably added a little more tomato paste than what was called for but my husband loved it and I thought it was pretty good.
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  • MiniLaura
    2 AUG, 2011
    This is only okay. The sauce has a decent flavor, but the carrots are overwhelming. If I made this again, I would cut the amount of carrots at least in half. I assume the carrots are there to lighten the dish by bulking up on vegetables, but they seam out of place in a sloppy joe particularly in the listed amount. Finally, the recipe made a lot more than stated. Unless you have huge buns, expect to make at least 6 sandwiches, if not more.
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  • MS10125584
    29 JUN, 2010
    I made this last night, shredded the carrots in the food processor shredder and they literlly melted in the sauce. No one knew that there were carrots in it. I didnt use salt, just pepper and organic ingredients with tomatos and paste. Not sure why some would think this is bland if the receipe was followed exactly.
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  • jennperrywork
    29 JUN, 2010
    We love this recipe I have added it to my dinner menu ever since they posted it the first time. We have it about once a month, hubby and kids don't complain about the veggies.. Amazing... Try it..
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