Sunday, August 14, 2011

Slim Sloppy Joes

"Sloppy Joes, Slop, Sloppy Joes...."

If you've never seen or heard the Adam Sandler "Lunch Lady Land/ Sloppy Joe" song, then PLEASE do yourself a favor, watch this video above.   (If the video doesn't work, then try this link:  It's seriously one of the funniest things I've ever seen in my life!  Love it!

Anyway, I have perfected the Sloppy Joe mix and made it a slimmer, lighter version that is nutritious and more filling!  You must try it.  I literally ate it for four days in a row last week as my lunch.  No exaggeration! 

Slim Sloppy Joes

(Serves 6 to 8)

1 lb of ground turkey
1 jar (16 oz) salsa, mild
1 and 1/2 cup of chopped bell peppers (about 3 peppers, combo of green and red)
1 cup of shredded carrots
1/2 cup of pureed broccoli
1 tbsp ketchup
2 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp Cajun seasoning (or a combo of salt and pepper)
3/4 tsp garlic powder

Generously grease a skillet with cooking spray.  Saute peppers in skillet on stove.  Add in your ground turkey.  Cook until brown.  Remove from heat.  Drain or blot any excess grease.  Place meat and peppers in a large bowl.  Add in all other      remaining ingredients.  Stir well with the salsa, ketchup and all seasonings.  Serve in wraps or on buns. 

Freeze leftovers in plastic containers.  Sloppy Joes will keep for up to four months.  Reheat in microwave or on stove. 

Enjoy this one!  It's a great meal that takes minimal time to make and enough to eat on for days! 

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