Turkey Joes

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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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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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