Comfort food can be good for you. You'll never miss the salt with all these extra spices and seasonings. Tomato sauce provides a boost of antioxidants vitamin A and vitamin C. For extra nutrients and fiber, serve Super Sloppy Joe's on whole-wheat or whole-grain buns instead of white refined buns.
Makes 6 sandwiches (6 servings, about ½ cup meat mixture per serving)
2 teaspoons canola oil 1 pound extra-lean ground turkey breast, uncooked 1 2/3 cups onion, chopped 1 tablespoon garlic, finely minced 1 can (15 ounces) no-salt-added tomato sauce ½ cup bottled chili sauce 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon chili powder ½ teaspoon black pepper 4-6 drops hot red pepper sauce 6 whole-wheat or mixed whole-grain hamburger buns
1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Add turkey, onion and garlic and cook until meat is browned and onion is tender.
3. Stir in tomato sauce and all remaining ingredients.
4. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for five minutes.
Kim Galeaz is an Indianapolis-based registered dietitian and owner of Galeaz Food & Nutrition Communications. As a freelance culinary-nutrition consultant, she has worked with many companies, including The Coca-Cola Company, The Kroger Company and Weider Publications, to help position and promote smart and healthy food, beverage and lifestyle choices.
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