Homemade Sloppy Joes, Take 2

Last spring I tried a recipe for homemade Sloppy Joes that did not go over so well with the hubby or our youngest, so I thought I would give it another try.

Nonstick cooking spray
1 T olive oil
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb. ground turkey
1/2 cup sweet potato puree (I use baby food)
1/2 cup butternut squash puree (baby food, again)
1/4 cup raw carrots, finely chopped
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp chili powder, or to taste
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
Hamburger buns

Coat a large non-stick pan with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat. Add the oil, onion, celery and garlic. Cook until the onion begins to soften.

Add the meat, using a wooden spoon to break it up. Cook until no longer pink.

Add the veggie purees, the carrots, the broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the mixture has thickened to the desired consistency.

Spoon the mixture over toasted buns and serve.

We had this with corn on the cob, blueberries and strawberries.

Did I change anything? I didn’t add the salt. It needs the salt. Also, sometimes I put a slice of cheddar on top. I forgot to do that this time, but it sure is yummy.

What did the family think? Everyone really liked it. Hubby thought it needed more salt. Umm, well, I forgot to add the salt.

from Deceptively Delicious

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