Recipe of the Week: Turkey Sloppy Joe’s
This is a delicious recipe that works well for a quick lunch or an easy dinner.
-2 Tbsp. olive oil
-2 cloves garlic
-1/2 cup diced onions
-1 large diced bell pepper (green, red, orange or yellow!)
-2 bay leaves
-1 tsp. dried oregano
-1/2 tsp. red chili-pepper flakes
-1 lb. lean ground turkey
-14 oz can diced tomatoes
-6 oz. can tomato paste
-1 cup hot water
Heat olive oil over moderate heat in a deep skilled. Add garlic and stir. Wait 2-3 minutes and add chopped onion, peppers, bay leaves, oregano and chili flakes. Stir for another few minutes. Add ground turkey and brown for 5 minutes, breaking up meat. Stir in canned tomato products and hot water.
When mixture begins to boil, lower heat and let simmer until thickened, about 15-20 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste and discard bay leaves.
Eat without bread, unless periodically consuming some starchy carbs, or on maintenance. Use 1/2 bun, preferably whole wheat.
Copyright David and Cheryl MacDonald, 2010