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Potluck Sloppy Joes Recipe

Potluck Sloppy Joes Recipe

For a change of pace, Rick suggests swapping out the green pepper in these tasty sloppy joes for an Anaheim, if available. Long and lighter green in color than a bell pepper, Anaheim peppers have just a hint of a bite. —Rick Bolte, Montclair, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1-3/4 cups ketchup
  • 1 can (8 ounces) no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 12 whole wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted

Directions

  • 1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook the turkey, celery, onions and pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • 2. Stir in the ketchup, tomato sauce, flour, sugar, vinegar and mustard. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until heated through. Spoon 2/3 cup turkey mixture onto each bun.
  • 3. Or, cool turkey mixture and freeze in freezer containers for up to 3 months.
  • 4. To use frozen turkey mixture: Thaw in the refrigerator; place in a saucepan and heat through. Spoon 2/3 cup turkey mixture onto each bun. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 360 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 785 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch.