Sloppy Joes weren't something I ever ate as a kid growing up and honestly it wasn't something I gave much thought to until recently when a friend told me she makes them almost weekly for her son. In the same breath, she told me that she was deeply in need of an updated, more adult friendly version so her and her husband would be happy as well. Looking at the basic recipes for sloppy joes, an Italian inspired version seems like the perfect solution. Ground turkey sausage, lean ground turkey, peppers, onions, mushrooms, crushed tomatoes, and some Italian seasoning - that's it. Cooked low and slow, it makes a delicious meal in a sandwich, over polenta, or on a bed of spaghetti squash.
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Slow Cooker Tuscan Turkey Sloppy Joes
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- 1 lb lean ground turkey sausage
- 1 lb. 99% lean ground turkey
- 1 U onion, chopped
- 4 U cloves garlic, minced
- 1 U red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 U green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
- 28 oz. crushed tomatoes
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
- Salt and pepper
Add the sausage and turkey to a hot skillet and brown completely. Add the onions, garlic, and peppers. Cook for 2-3minutes.
Add to the slow cooker along with the remaining ingredients. Cook on low for 4 hours.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
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