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Easy slow cooker Sloppy Joe sandwiches made with ground turkey and lentils. A healthy spin on Sloppy Joes that the whole family will love! #cleaneating
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Slow Cooker Turkey & Lentil Sloppy Joe's

A healthy take on sloppy joe's that the whole family will love!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main
Servings: 12
Calories: 187kcal
Author: Jenn

Ingredients

  • 2 cups green lentils
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey cooked and drained
  • 1 15-oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper more to taste, if needed
  • 1/2 tsp. salt more to taste, if needed
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • buns or rolls for serving

Instructions

  • In a large crock pot, combine lentils, water, green pepper, onion and garlic. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or until tender.
  • Brown ground turkey and drain. When lentils are tender, add in cooked ground turkey, tomato sauce, worcestershire, chili powder, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • Cover and cook for 3-4 hours on high or until liquid is absorbed, and lentils and turkey are tender and flavorful.
  • Serve on buns or rolls with a piece of cheese on top, if desired. Or enjoy sans buns in a bowl for a gluten free dinner. Either way they're delicious! Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 12g | Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 332mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 3g