Chicken, Turkey, Fowl and Egg: Chicken, Turkey, Fowl Dishes: Turkey Sloppy Joes

This Recipe Makeover transforms an old favorite with turkey - tasty!!
Per serving: 294 calories and 8g fat.
Saves: 118 calories and 8g fat.

Author: Turkey Sloppy Joes courtesy of The National Turkey Federation
Date: January 11, 2012

Serves: 8 person(s)
Yield: 8 x sandwiches

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 37 mins


    Traditional Sloppy Joes, although tasty, can be high in calories and fat. This healthier Turkey Sloppy Joe recipe replaces regular ground beef with lean ground turkey and omits the added sugar.
  Recipe Makeover

    0.45 kg lean ground turkey
    1 cup thinly sliced onion
    1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
    1 cup reduced-calorie, reduced-sodium catsup
    1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
    1 1/2 tsp chili powder
    1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    1/2 tsp seasoned salt
    1/2 tsp garlic powder
    1/4 tsp celery seeds
    1 (1 lb) loaf French or Italian bread

  Traditional Recipe

    0.45 kg ground beef
    1 onion, chopped
    1 green bell pepper, chopped
    171.43 g tomato paste
    1/2 tsp garlic powder
    1 Tbsp chili powder
    1 tsp white vinegar
    3 Tbsp sugar
    1/2 tsp oregano
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp black pepper
    8 hamburger buns


    In large skillet, over medium-high heat, sauté turkey, onion and bell pepper 5 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink. Add ketchup, relish, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, garlic powder, and celery seed. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 30 minutes.

    Slice bread in half, lengthwise, and toast under broiler 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly browned.

    To serve, spoon turkey mixture over one half of bread and top with other half. Cut into 8 slices.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:294 cals412 cals
Kilojoules:1,231 kJ1,725 kJ
Fat8.0 g16.0 g
Carbohydrates40.0 g46.7 g
Protein16.0 g21.0 g
Cholesterol40.0 mg44.3 mg
Sodium745 mg744 mg
Saturated Fat1.4 g7.4 g
Fiber2.3 g1.5 g
Calcium48.0 mg89.0 mg
Total Sugars5.2 g9.4 g

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