I loooove sloppy joes. Definitely one of my big comfort foods and something I’ve loved ever since I was a shorty.
These days I eat very little grain, so no buns (but you could definitely toss this on a bun for disagreeable spouses or children), but with all the added veggies this really makes a great meal.
Plus a ton less sodium, sugar, and preservatives compared to the canned stuff!
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil
- 2 pepper (red/green/yellow)
- 2 large onion
- 2 pound ground turkey
- 1.5 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup coconut aminos or soy sauce (to taste)
- 4 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 bag carrot noodles (you can also use zucchini noodles)
Bring a large skillet up to medium heat. Add in your coconut/olive oil along with diced pepper and onions. You’ll want to saute them for about five minutes or until they become translucent.
Add in your ground turkey and break up with spatula. Cook until brown. Add coconut aminos/soy sauce, ketchup, and tomato paste. Add in your salt and garlic powder. Stir to mix it all up.
Let cook on low heat for 20 minutes. This is one of those recipes where you can let it simmer for an hour and it will really help to bring the flavors out!
For the carrot noodles, follow the directions on the box (basically just saute them with a bit of salt, pepper, and garlic powder).
Serve your sloppy joes over your bed of carrot noodles and enjoy!