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Sloppy Garden Joes

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Two open buns with vegetables on top
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Sloppy Garden Joes
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  • Makes: 12 servings

Full of fresh veggie flavor, these sloppy garden joes will be a fast favorite in your home. Serve on a whole wheat bun with a side salad for a complete meal. 

Ingredients

  • 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 (14.5 ounces, crushed)
  • 4 cans mushrooms (2 ounces each, drained)
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 6 whole wheat buns (split in half to make 12)

Directions

1. Saute 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.

Notes

You can also use 8 ounce of fresh mushrooms instead of canned. 

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Source:

Oregon State University Cooperative Extension Service,
Healthy Recipes

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 sandwich (149g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 160
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 28 mg
Sodium 317 mg
Carbohydrates 19 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Total Sugars 7 g
Added Sugars included 4 g
Protein 10 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 61 mg
Iron 2 mg
Potassium 343 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 160
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Linoleic Acid 2 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 5 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 3 mg
Cholesterol 28 mg
Carbohydrates 19 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Total Sugars 7 g
Added Sugars included 4 g
Protein 10 g
Minerals
Calcium 61 mg
Potassium 343 mg
Sodium 317 mg
Copper 197 mcg
Iron 2 mg
Magnesium 39 mg
Phosphorus 148 mg
Selenium 21 mcg
Zinc 2 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 67 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 17 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 6 mcg
Folate 20 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 4 mg
Choline 36 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

MyPlate Food Groups
Vegetables
1/2 cups
Grains
3/4 ounces
Protein Foods
3/4 ounces

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We have a couple of preteens who don't like vegetables. Next time I'll probably puree the vegetables and possibly use fresh mushrooms instead.
Easy and yummy!
I had one girl who did not like the look of vegetables so I would puree them next time. I did not use mushrooms.