Not-So-Sloppy-Joes (Monday Meals)

I cook for my family almost every night but the idea of typing out a meal a day is just too much for me. But once a week, I think I can handle that. Today we did a modified version of a Real Simple recipe

Hands on time: 20 minutes, total time: 30 minutes
Serves three adults – or two adults and two kids!

1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 pound ground turkey
1 6-oz can of tomato paste
1 1/2 teaspoons of chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon kosher salt
6 hamburger buns
1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated Cheddar
1/2 cup sour cream

The original recipe uses olive oil and ground beef. We moved away from beef a long time ago and use almost exclusively turkey for recipes such as this.

I start with the pan hot and add both the turkey and onions at the same time – so the onions cook in what little turkey fat there is and the onions flavor the turkey. Then add the garlic and peppers. Then the dry ingredients and finally the tomato paste. The mixture will come together nicely, and not be so sloppy. I like to toast the buns, my husband keeps them as is. We have tried many different options with potato hamburger buns being our favorites. Scoop the meat mixture on the bottom of the bun, top with sour cream and cheese. ENJOY!

J&G love to eat just the turkey mixture – great for J as she is gluten free and G will basically eat anything you put in front of him. Yummy yummy in all tummies.

According to My Fitness Pal this nets out to 614 calories per meal (assuming you eat two sandwiches per sitting).


4 thoughts on “Not-So-Sloppy-Joes (Monday Meals)

    1. I have done that in the past (when I was out of garlic and didn’t realize it until I was already cooking). And it came out quite well. Glad you liked the recipe! Let me know how your version goes. 🙂

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      1. Hi dear, lovely profile pic.
        Well, I find the garlic cloves flavor very strong. Garlic salt quenches your craving for garlic and is not strong either.
        I’ll let ya know how my version goes. 🙂


  1. Reblogged this on yoga and doughnuts and commented:

    I have never reblogged anything but I’m giving it a shot. Not sure how this will work or look but here goes. This is the first recipe I ever posted and I’m making it again tonight. It occurs to me that when I wrote this I had a sum total of zero followers so to most of you, this is new! Hurray!


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