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Buffalo Sloppy Joes

 Buffalo Sloppy Joes
Lean ground turkey makes this a lighter sloppy joe than the standard ground beef version. A hefty splash of hot sauce and optional blue cheese provide an authentic Buffalo-style flavor.—Maria Regakis, Somerville, Massachusetts
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds extra-lean ground turkey
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 hamburger buns, split
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled blue cheese, optional

Directions

  • Cook the first five ingredients in a Dutch oven over medium heat
  • until turkey is no longer pink. Stir in the tomato sauce, chicken
  • broth, hot sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and
  • pepper; heat through.
  • Serve on buns; sprinkle with cheese if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 sandwich equals 279 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 475 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 33 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch.