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Buffalo Sloppy Joes

Lean ground turkey makes this a lighter sloppy joe than the standard ground beef version. A hefty splash of hot sauce and optional blue cheese provide an authentic Buffalo-style flavor. —Maria Regakis, Saugus, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds extra-lean ground turkey
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 hamburger buns, split
  • Crumbled blue cheese, optional

Directions

  • Cook the first 5 ingredients in a Dutch oven over medium heat until turkey is no longer pink. Stir in the tomato sauce, chicken broth, hot sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and pepper; heat through.
  • Serve on buns. If desired, sprinkle with cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 279 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 475mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 33g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch.

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