Sloppy Joe's

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 1 (15 ounce) can low-sodium crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup pinto beans
  • 6 whole wheat buns
  • romaine lettuce leaves
  • tomato slices
  • red onion slices


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion for a few minutes and then add ground turkey. Cook the meat for about 8 minutes until turkey is browned, stirring occasionally to crumble the turkey.

  2. Add carrots, garlic powder, oregano, cayenne pepper (optional), salt, black pepper and turmeric. Cook for two minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour in tomatoes and apple cider vinegar and stir well; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium and cook for about 10 minutes or until the sauce is thickened and carrots are tender, stirring occasionally.

  3. Add beans and mash with a fork, back of a slotted spoon or use a potato masher. Add mashed beans and remaining beans to pan. Cook for one minute or until thoroughly heated.

  4. Serve on a whole wheat hamburger bun or a romaine lettuce leaf and roll into a wrap. Serve with sliced red onions and or lettuce and sliced tomatoes.

Recipe Notes

Nutrient Analysis:
Serving size: 1/6 serving Calories: 320,Fat: 10 grams, Saturated fat: 2 grams, Sugar: 5 grams, Sodium: 350grams, Fiber: 6grams, Protein: 20 grams, Cholesterol: 55 milligrams