grown up sloppy joe

Grown Up Sloppy Joe Potatoes


Wendy Paul shares how to take sloppy joes to a new level with tender sweet potatoes standing in for the bun.
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Grown Up Sloppy Joes


  • 6 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 green pepper or frozen peppers diced
  • 1 tsp. oregano & garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 12 oz. diced tomatoes and juices
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar or monk fruit sweetener
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Wash & place your sweet potatoes on a baking sheet. Prick the potatoes with a fork, and bake for 30-35 minutes, (up to an hour if your sweet potatoes are large) until flesh is tender and potatoes are soft. Remove from the oven and cool slightly until you can handle with your fingers.
  2. In a large skillet, sauté the onion, pepper and turkey, stirring occasionally. Then add the seasonings, oregano, garlic powder, chili, and kosher salt.  Continue cooking for 2-3 more minutes. Then add the tomatoes, mustard, vinegar, tomato paste, and sugar. Stir together, and simmer until sauce thickens slightly.
  3. Once the filling is done, cut the potatoes lengthwise, and open with your fingers. Place a large scoop of filling into the potato, and repeat until each potato is filled. Serve warm. Top with diced green onions, jalapenos, just before serving.
Great for meal prep too!

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