Turkey Sloppy Joes – 21 Day Fix Approved

Turkey Sloppy Joes – 21 Day Fix Approved

This is another winning recipe from the Fixate cookbook that is 21 Day Fix AND kid approved!! I serve mine over zucchini noodles (Zoodles) or baked sweet potatoes or russet potatoes. My husband and kids also like it wrapped up in a whole wheat tortilla or over whole wheat pasta. Next time I will be doubling the recipe so I will have leftovers for lunch or to freeze!

Portion Fix Container Equivalents: 1 Red, 1/2 Green 1 tsp

Yields: 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 pound raw ground lean turkey breast (93% lean), beef or chicken
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp. mustard
  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup (or raw honey)

Directions:

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