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Veggie Loaded Sloppy Joe Sliders

Veggie Loaded Sloppy Joe Sliders

This Spring weather has us craving easy, family-style meals that we can eat while enjoying the beautiful outdoors. That's why we feel so lucky to have stumbled upon @mydiaryofus's new cookbook, featuring nourishing recipes and various techniques for feeding toddlers and babies. She's let us share her delicious Veggie Loaded Sloppy Joe Sliders recipe, one that ticks all the perfect spring recipe boxes. Not only is it delicious, but it's jam packed with veggies and is an easy way to sneak some greens into those picky eaters.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 Lb. Extra Lean Ground Turkey
  • 2 Peeled Carrots
  • 1 Zucchini
  • 1 Small Onion
  • 1/2 Cup Mushrooms
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 Cup BBQ Sauce of Choice 
  • 1/2 Cup No Sugar Added Ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp. Tomato Paste
  • 1 Tbsp. Chili Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Vegetable Stock (can sub water)
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. Avocado Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Coconut Sugar if desired
  • Slider Buns (or buns of your choice)

Directions:

  • Chop onion, carrots, zucchini garlic, and mushrooms very finely.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add avocado oil and vegetables.  Season with 1/2 of the salt and pepper and cook about 5 minutes until veggies are tender.
  • Add in ground turkey at this time and season with the rest of the salt and pepper and break up with a wooden spoon to combine with the veggies.  Sauté for another 5-10 minutes until turkey starts to brown.
  • Combine bbq sauce, ketchup, tomato paste, chili powder, stock, and Worcestershire Sauce in a bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Add the sauce to the turkey and vegetable mixture and stir to combine.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer and cover for 15 minutes.  Taste test and add coconut sugar at this time if desired and stir to combine.
  • Serve immediately on slider buns and store leftovers in the fridge for up to a week. 

Be sure to follow Leigh Ann on her instagram, website and check out her new cookbook for all the toddler meal #inspo!

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