Growing up, I was never a big fan of Sloppy Joe’s. Maybe it was the name, or the soggy bun, or perhaps it was the way the thick and sweet sauce would cover the ground beef. Whatever it was, the combination of the above made for a dinner that I didn’t necessarily look forward to. However, I know that over time my taste buds change and I decided to add Sloppy Joe’s to the dinner rotation when something caught my eye at the grocery store.
I picked up the Simply Organic Sloppy Joe seasoning packet at Whole foods and happened to have a can of Hunt’s Tomato Sauce on hand. I liked that the ingredients were much simpler than a can of Manwich, and that by using real tomato sauce I could add an extra serving of veggies to my dinner, while also controlling the high sugar count that is in most canned sauces.
1 pound ground turkey breast
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms (optional)
1 packet Simply Organic Sloppy Joe Seasoning
1 cup water
1 can Hunt’s Tomato Sauce
In a large pan over medium heat, brown ground turkey and add in sliced mushrooms. Drain grease.
Mix in tomato sauce and stir.
Mix all ingredients together and bring to a boil. Then turn heat to low and simmer 5-10 minutes. That is it!
His and Hers Messy Joe’s!
Messy Joe on a whole wheat bun, topped with a slice of Colby Longhorn cheese, and roasted kale chips on the side.
Messy Joe, spaghetti squash, and roasted kale chips.
Are you a fan of Sloppy Joe’s?
What meals from your childhood did you not like then, but do now?
In what ways do you create more adult meals from generally kid-friendly recipes?