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Sloppy Garden Joes


Makes: 12 servings


1 yellow onion (chopped)
1 carrot (chopped or shredded)
1 green pepper (chopped)
1 pound ground turkey (or chicken)
1 can tomato sauce (8 ounces, unsalted)
1 can whole tomatoes (low-sodium, 15 ounces, crushed)
4 cans mushroom (2 ounces each, drained)
1⁄4 cup barbecue sauce
6 small whole wheat buns (split in half to make 12)

  1. Sauté onions, carrots, green pepper and ground turkey or chicken in a pan over medium-heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Add tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, mushrooms, barbecue sauce, and seasonings and bring to boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Uncover and cook for an additional 3 minutes or until thick.
  5. Serve open-faced on toasted or plain whole-wheat buns.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Total: $8.29
Per Serving: $0.69

Source: Oregon State University Cooperative Extension Service, Healthy Recipes