Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
This recipe is delicious. Spicy bold flavor with low fat. The beans add an interesting texture to this recipe and you can always use ground beef if you wish, you just wont need the canola oil. also you can discard the drippings in step 2 if using beef.
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 onion, diced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 jalapeno, minced
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 1 (14 ounce) can red beans or 1 (14 ounce) can pinto beans, preferably low sodium drained and rinsed
- 1 1⁄2 cups no-salt-added tomato sauce
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 8 whole wheat hamburger buns
- 1. Brown the turkey and onion w/half the salt and half the pepper in canola oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, breaking up the meat into crumbles as it cooks.
- 2. Add the garlic, jalapeno, and red pepper and cook 5 minutes more, stirring occasionally.
- 3. Stir in the rest of the ingredients, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 20 minutes more. Place a half-cup scoop of the mixture onto each bun and serve.
Hubby and I really enjoyed these sloppy joes...we loved the addition of the beans...although we thought they were just a bit to sweet...next time I will cut the amount of sugar in half...the molasses along with the sugar was to much...I used the pinto beans...and toasted the bun...I also used a sesame bun because I didn't have a whole wheat one...I served Ww Cumin-Scented Oven Fries along side for a delicious meal...Made for Spring 2014 PAC...=)