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Amazing Sloppy Joes For This Week’s Meal Monday

Hey busy moms!

Hoping that you are all having a great week so far. For this week’s Meal Monday we are serving up another quick meal to help us save time in the kitchen. We’ll be making the yummiest homemade Sloppy Joes!

Again we are so excited to be back and we’d like to thank you for the support you’ve been giving to Mom Training and our Meal Monday sessions.

Just a bit of a trivia before we get started: Sloppy Joes were first served back in the early 20th century. It goes way back! It’s basically a sandwich made with ground beef, pork, or chicken with some seasonings and a luscious, tomato-based sauce. Think of it as a deconstructed version of the all-time favorite hamburger. Instead of patties formed into circles with sauces on top of the protein, the sauces are incorporated in the ground protein. The loose meat, along with the sauce, is put right in the middle of hamburger buns.

We can’t wait for you to try out this recipe and serve it to your family so let’s start.

You’ll need:

3 lbs of ground turkey


A cup of diced green bell pepper

A cup of tomato ketchup

6 ounces of tomato paste

2 tbsp of mustard

1 tsp salt

Garlic powder

¼ tsp of paprika

2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

2 tbsp of brown sugar or honey

4 tbsp of apple cider vinegar

1 ½ cup of water

In a saucepan, cook the ground turkey along with the onions with just a bit of oil, especially if you’re going to be using ground beef instead. The meat is full of oil in itself and we want it to cook in its own oil, so we just need to heat the saucepan and make sure that the meat doesn’t stick to the bottom.

Drain the fat once cooked and cooled. We don’t want all of that in the food because it’s going to dilute the flavor.

Now we’ll go to the sauce and flavorings. Add in your dry ingredients first. Add some salt, garlic powder, paprika, and brown sugar to the mixture. Make sure to follow the measurement accordingly, and do a taste test every once in a while. Place the saucepan back on the stove and let it cook gently.

Let’s move on to the other ingredients. Put in 2 tablespoons of mustard, a cup of tomato ketchup, 6 ounces of rich tomato paste, 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce for that extra kick of flavor, 4 tablespoons of vinegar for contrast (we used apple cider), about a cup and a half of water, and add in your diced green bell pepper.

Mix gently and let it simmer for about 20 minutes to make sure all the flavors are right there in the meat.

You can serve this filling on hamburger buns or whatever type of sandwich you prefer. Best served when the sandwiches are toasted or heated a little.

You may serve this with a side of vegetables to make sure your family stays healthy. We served this with a side of kale cranberry salad, but some fries wouldn’t hurt too.

And there we have it! Another quick meal that we can easily whip up in the kitchen to keep our families healthy and full.

Did you like this recipe? Give us a like or let us know your thoughts by watching the full Meal Monday video here.

We can’t wait to be with you again next week for our next exciting recipes. We’ll help you get ideas as the holidays are coming up. See you soon!

- Micah from Mom Training


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