Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

January 29, 2019

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

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Did you ever have Manwich sloppy joes growing up?

Well move on over Manwich, there’s a new Sloppy Joe in town!

These slow cooker sloppy joes are fresh and savory.  If a recipe doesn’t use canned sauce then there is usually about 1 cup of ketchup involved.  Instead I use Muir Glen no salt added fire roasted diced tomatoes.   

Traditionally canned sloppy joe sauce contains high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, and sugar.  The fire roasted tomatoes in this recipe have no sugar added.  To sweeten the recipe up a bit I used 1 1/2 TBSP of brown sugar.  I personally am not a fan of overly sweet sloppy joes.

In this recipe I also used ground turkey.  While I occasionally eat ground beef and red meat, it’s usually only on my menu once per week.  I actually prefer ground turkey over ground beef in most cases besides burgers.  Ground lean turkey can be used for burgers, meatballs, meatloaf, in pasta sauce, tacos, etc.

Are you saying I should avoid red meat?

Not necessarily.  Red meat contains some vital nutrients such as iron, zinc, vitamin B12, B6, selenium, and high in protein.  Although quality of meat in general is of concern.  If you would like a more in depth post on red meat or meat consumption in general regarding health let me know!

In the meantime I have for you a lighter yet tastier version of slow cooker sloppy joes.   Sloppy joes are a popular game day choice that will make a great addition to your Super Bowl gatherings this weekend.

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

January 29, 2019
: 10
: 30 min
: 3 hr
: 3 hr 30 min
: Easy

Move on over Manwich, there’s a new Sloppy Joe in town!

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Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1lb Ground Turkey
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 of one onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, diced
  • 1 (28 oz) can of fire roasted crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp of tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Hamburger buns, I used Nature's Own Whole Wheat
Directions
  • Step 1 Heat oil in a large pan over medium high heat.
  • Step 2 Place turkey in the pan and break up with a spatula or a meat chopper utensil. Cook until browned for about 6-8 minutes.
  • Step 3 Add onion, garlic, bell pepper, and carrot. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Step 4 Transfer turkey and vegetable mixture into a crockpot. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, parsley, mustard, brown sugar, chili powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Step 5 Stir the ingredient together to combine.
  • Step 6 Cook on HIGH for 3 hours or LOW for 6 hours.
  • Step 7 Serve on a hamburger bun and enjoy!

Let me know if you try this Slow Cooker Sloppy Joe recipe in the comments section below.



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