Sloppy Pizza Joes

Sloppy Pizza Joes

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

We've made a few tweaks to the original Sloppy Joe recipe for our easy slow-cooker version. We've replaced ground beef with ground turkey, added lots of vegetables and pizza sauce, and topped each sandwich with a thick slice of yummy mozzarella cheese. These pizza-flavored sandwiches will appeal to pizza lovers everywhere with a taste is out of this world!

Ingredients 16 servings

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  • 3 pounds uncooked ground turkey breast
  • 2 (14 ounce) jars pizza sauce
  • 2 cups frozen stir-fry vegetables (yellow, red, and green peppers and onions), thawed and drained
  • ½ of a (6 ounce) can no-salt-added tomato paste ( ⅓ cup)
  • 16 whole-wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted (see Tip)
  • 8 (1 ounce) slices part-skim mozzarella cheese, halved

Preparation

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  1. Coat a very large skillet with cooking spray. Heat the skillet over medium-high heat. Cook half of the turkey at a time in the hot skillet until the turkey is no longer pink, stirring to break apart the turkey as it cooks. In a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker (see Tip) stir together the turkey, pizza sauce, vegetables, and tomato paste.
  2. Cover and cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours or on High for 3 to 4 hours.
  3. Spoon about ½ cup of the turkey mixture onto each bun bottom. Top each with a half-slice cheese and a bun top.
  • Tips: To toast buns, arrange split buns, cut sides up, on an unheated broiler pan. Broil 3 to 4 inches from the heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until toasted.
  • For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.
  • Equipment: 4- to 5-quart slow cooker

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 sandwich
  • Per serving: 276 calories; 4 g fat(2 g sat); 3 g fiber; 27 g carbohydrates; 30 g protein; 8 mcg folate; 63 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 531 IU vitamin A; 8 mg vitamin C; 251 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 438 mg sodium; 437 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (25% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 3½ lean protein, 2 starch

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