Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Healthier Sloppy Joe's

Since I've seen this recipe, I have made it 3 times. Once for my whole, big family, and twice for my little family of 4 (well 3 cause Lu can't eat it yet!). 
Each time everyone loved it and had no idea it was packed with veggies!
I only changed a few things to make it work for my family. 

Healthy Crock Pot Sloppy Joe's 
recipe adapted from Finding Joy In My Kitchen

2 cups finely chopped carrots
1.25 ground turkey 
2 tsp minced garlic
1 medium zucchini, chopped
1 cup ketchup
2 tbsp white vinegar 
2 tbsp brown sugar 
garlic salt


Brown turkey until no longer pink. Season with garlic salt as it cooks.
Place meat in the crock pot, and put carrots, zucchini, and garlic on top. 
Pour in ketchup, vinegar, and brown sugar and stir really well. 
Cook on low for 6-8 hours. 
Serve on whole wheat buns. 


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  1. Hi, Erin. We just had sloppy joes last night.:) I love sneaking in healthy things like carrots and zucchini, but I haven't done that yet with sloppy joes. I should have seen this before I made supper last night. I did add a tablespoon of milled flax seed. My original recipe also called for ketchup, but I started substituting tomato sauce because ketchup has a lot of sugar in it. Have you ever tried that?

  2. Erin, this is fantastic! I love the fact that this healthy version has carrots and zucchini. Definitely going to have to try this out with my crew!

    Thank you for being a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17. I really appreciate the "flavor" that your posts add to the party!