This version of Sloppy Joes is lightened up with ground turkey, and packs a bunch of vegetables into the mix. My brother-in-law, who might be my most loyal reader, lived with us a few years ago, and probably remembers the Sloppy Jane. It used lentils instead of meat and was even healthier than this version. After the lentil taco incident, which some of you may recall, I've stayed away from those particular legumes for the time being.
Turkey Sloppy Joes
1 lb. ground turkey
1 zucchini, shredded
1-2 carrots, shredded
1 onion, shredded or chopped
1 garlic clove, shredded or chopped
Salt and pepper
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
8 oz. tomato sauce
1/4-1/2 cup barbecue sauce
Rolls, for serving
In a medium saucepan, saute zucchini, carrots, onion and garlic until soft. I shredded everything in the food processor, but you could also use a box grater or just chop finely.
When vegetables are cooked through, move them to the side of the pan and add the ground turkey. Cook until browned.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, and barbecue sauce.
Simmer on medium-low for 10 minutes.
Serve on rolls.