Sloppy Joe recipes are an American favorite. Many families keep their cupboards stocked with the canned mix for a quick and easy meal. With how hectic and on the go our lives are it doesn’t seem like a terrible idea. All I have to do is brown some beef, add the canned sauce heat and serve. That may sound fantastic and though they are delicious, healthy is not how I would describe them. So what is so bad about our American classic? Even though beef is a great source of protein and iron, it is also high in calories and saturated fat. And that canned goodness may not be terrible for you, it is however packed with additives to help prolong its life. Making sloppy Sloppy Joe’s from scratch is just as easy to create, and you most likely already have everything you need in your home. So save yourself the extra money by giving up the canned version and creating your own. You may sacrifice a few extra minutes but you will have a healthier and tastier outcome.
Philly Cheese Sloppy Joe Recipe (the healthier alternative)
The recipe I am giving you today is a a fun twist on the traditional Sloppy Joe. It is what we call the Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joe. It is the same great concept, made a little bit healthier and if you ask my family it is tastier too.
What You Will Need:
1lb Lean Ground Turkey
1 cup of beef broth
1 tablespoon Worcestershire
1 teaspoon of dried onion
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
Provolone Cheese Slices (or whatever your desired cheese is)
Buns (I recommend wheat, but whatever you have on hand works- this time we only had white buns)
Directions: In a skillet on medium/high heat brown the ground turkey, this will take about 5 minutes. Once brown add the salt, pepper and dried onion. (cook another minute) Next add in the beef broth, Worcestershire and Steak Sauce, cook on high about 10 minutes until the liquid has cooked down. While the liquid is cooking down pre-heat your broiler. After the turkey and liquid is cooked down add the mixture to you buns and top with cheese, broil for 1-2 minutes, keep an eye on it so your buns do not burn. Plate and enjoy. Serve with your favorite vegetable. We found it quite tasty with a side of our Smashed Carrots and Sweet Potatoes. (that recipe can also be found on the blog)
Don’t let this non-traditional Sloppy Joe recipe scare you away, it is certain to awaken and please the taste buds of even the pickiest eaters.