Turkey Sloppy Joes


Adapted from The Weight Watchers 50th Anniversary Cookbook

Nobody knows who Joe was, but these beloved messy sandwiches certainly pack a flavor punch. Bypass the too-salty packaged flavoring mix—our heady mix of seasonings tastes fresher and better!


1 tablespoon canola oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon dry mustard
1 pound ground skinless turkey breast
1 cup prepared barbecue sauce
4 multigrain hamburger rolls


Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Swirl in the oil, then add the onion, pepper, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the chili powder, oregano, and mustard; let cool 1 minute.

Add the turkey and cook, stirring to break up the meat, until no longer pink, 3–4 minutes. Stir in the barbecue sauce and cook until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and serve in the hamburger rolls.


Serves 4

Per serving (1 roll with 3⁄4 cup meat): 356 Cal, 10 g Total Fat, 2 g Sat Fat, 67 mg Chol, 813 mg Sod, 33 g Carb, 4 g Fib, 32 g Prot, 86 mg Calc.
PointsPlus value: 9.

Good idea
It's important not to overcook the ground turkey breast in this recipe or it may become dry and chewy. Keep it moving in the pan, and add the sauce as soon as it is cooked through—not browned.

Recipe: Kosher, Meat (poultry)