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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 259.0
  • Total Fat: 9.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 491.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 16.9 g

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Turkey Joes


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Introduction

Makes a perfect one-dish meal, one that includes at least three kinds of vegetables, plus plenty of fiber when you use a whole-grain bun.

Printed with permission from the American Institute for Cancer Research.
Makes a perfect one-dish meal, one that includes at least three kinds of vegetables, plus plenty of fiber when you use a whole-grain bun.

Printed with permission from the American Institute for Cancer Research.


Ingredients

    1 Tbsp. canola oil1 medium onion, peeled and chopped1 small green bell pepper, seeded and chopped2 peeled garlic cloves, finely chopped3/4 pound ground turkey breast1 can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes2 Tbsp. tomato paste1/4 cup mesquite or other smoky barbecue sauceSalt and freshly ground black pepper6 whole-wheat hamburger buns, grilled or toasted6 thin onion slices, for garnish (optional)Shredded lettuce, for garnish (optional)

Directions

1. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the onion and pepper until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté until the vegetables are soft, about 3 minutes. Add the turkey and cook, using a wooden spoon to break it up and stirring until it loses its pink color, about 4 minutes. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste and barbecue sauce.

2. Simmer vigorously until the mixture is thick, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season to taste with salt and pepper. If not using immediately, refrigerate, covered, for up to 3 days. Reheat gently in a microwave oven before using.

3. Place the bottom of each bun on a plate. Spoon over each equal amounts of the meat mixture. Top with the onion and some lettuce, if using. Cover with the top of the bun or set it to lean on one side of the meat topping. Serve immediately.

Makes 6 servings (includes hamburger bun.)

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is the cancer charity that fosters research on diet and cancer and educates the public about the results.






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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Everyone liked this (even picky DD) & I paired this with the Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries -also a big hit! Used 1 lb of turkey ($2 Kroger) & this was way enough for our family of 5 even w/2 teen boys! Boys & husband had 2 sandwiches + 1/4 c. extra. I'll get 2 more sandwiches from leftovers :) - 7/2/08

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This was great! I added some worchestershire sauce, yellow mustard, ketchup, and ground red pepper. I made sure to drain the can of diced tomatoes and the sauce thickened up perfectly. I made it with 1 full pound of lean ground turkey and it will serve 8. - 12/11/08

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I use a container of FRESH, refrigerated SALSA. My daughter likes these on biscuits with a sprinkle of low fat shredded Mexican blend cheese and a scoop of low fat sour cream. I love mine as is. - 6/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Loved it! I let it simmer a bit longer and that thickened it up. I served it on two pieces of breat, like an open-face sandwich. Tasty and I will be making it again. - 2/20/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    ate over brown rice. - 12/30/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    little juicy. might drain a bit of liquid from the tomatoes next time. added a little creole seasoning to spice it up. think it made way more than 6 servings though. - 10/2/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this for a luncheon last week.
    It was delicious. Since I am sensative to Cane Sugars, I substituted Mr. Spice, David Lang, Garlic Steak Sauce (salt/fat free). Available at health food stores.
    I used ORLANDO brand Split Top buns...NO SUGARS or High Fructose Corn Syrup.
    AUNTIEBEE
    aka Betty - 12/24/07

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    no kids in our house, and I had to jazz it up a bit for our tastes but a good recipe.
    Added jalapeno, worchestershire sauce, yellow mustard and Mexican chili powder - that added about 105 sodium and 1 carb. - 10/30/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is an awesome recipe! It's easy and relatively quick to prepare. - 7/10/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Pretty tasty! They would be best on those thin hamburger buns and that would also reduce the calories. - 7/7/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this recipe and it was delicious. Usually give leftovers to my relatives, but I kept this for myself. Maybe I'll share it next time. - 7/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Whole family LOVED this. - 6/28/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    THESE are excellant!!!!!!!!!! - 6/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    yummy all the family loved them will make again - 6/27/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Needs some spicing up -- liquid smoke helped; may try with some minced chipolte in adobo sauce next time. - 6/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I think it's great!! - 6/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Didn't need to add extra's, it was good without them. Since I live alone, I mixed all ingredients, took what I needed, and made patties and froze them. - 6/27/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Generous portions! I added some seasonings and a little more BBQ sauce than the recipe called for. - 5/19/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great and I too drained the tomatoes so it would be thicker. Thanks - 4/21/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good. Added a little extra bbq sauce for flavor. Tasted even better the second day! - 12/29/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I am going to try it with just left-over turkey cut in small chunks. I think it will turn out great! - 12/28/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My family loves this recipe!! I cook it all the time! - 12/24/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Did not have any green pepper. Added some cumin for a little kick. Very good recipe. We made sanwiches one night and then used the leftovers to serve over brown rice. Will definitely make again. - 10/20/08

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was a tasty recipe, but I found it to be a little thin for my tastes. I added a little bit of spice to the recipe with cumin and chili powder. I might have put more variety of veggies if I did it again... Maybe corn? - 9/8/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    we really liked these.. I doubled the recipe and aded extra barbeque sauce.. . my family was asking for more even as leftovers.. thanks for the recipe - 9/1/08

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