Clean Eating Sloppy Joes


When I think of Sloppy Joes I think of that scene from Billy Madison where he is eating lunch in the cafeteria and the lunch lady walks by and slaps another sandwich one his plate and says “I made them extra sloppy for ya”. They look so greasy and it gives the dish an unhealthy reputation. But these are anything but unhealthy. They are made with lean ground turkey, diced tomatoes, and whole wheat buns. That stuff that comes out of a can doesn’t hold a candle to these.


Turkey Sloppy Joes

Serves 5

1 tsp olive oil

1/2 onion, diced

1 green pepper, diced

4 garlic cloves, diced

1 pound ground turkey, 93% lean

2 cups canned diced tomatoes

1/4 cup homemade ketchup

1 Tbs molasses

1 Tbs maple syrup

1 tsp worcestershire sauce

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

1/8 tsp salt

pepper to taste

5 small sourdough hamburger buns


Put olive oil, onion, green pepper, and garlic in a non-stick frying pan and cook for 5-10 minutes, until onion is translucent.

Add ground turkey or beef and cook until browned.

Add remaining ingredients (besides buns obviously) and simmer on medium-low for 20 minutes. If sauce starts getting too thick, add a lid so the water can’t escape.

Add to buns and enjoy!



Nutritional Information (including Bun):

Calories: 269

Fat: 9

Sodium: 429 (18%)

Carbs: 29 g

Fiber: 2.3 g

Sugars: 7.5 g

Protein: 22 g


2 responses »

  1. Yum! These look great! And looks like something that I would actually eat! 🙂 Growing up I think that we had a sloppy joe at least twice a week because they were so easy to make for a working mother so when I got older and had a choice I didn’t want to eat them. But this…..looks yummy!! 🙂 Aaaaand healthy….less than 300 calories!! You’re awesome!

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