This is the second dish I found that is diabetes friendly. This recipe comes from the website Diabetes Food Hub. The site says it only takes about 20 minutes to make, so it seems to be a good weeknight dinner.
Nonstick cooking spray
1 medium onion (diced)
1 medium red bell pepper (seeded and diced)
1 clove garlic (minced)
1 lbs lean ground turkey
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp Dijon Mustard
1 tbsp hot sauce
2 cups canned crushed tomatoes
1 tbsp honey or 2 packets artificial sweetener
1/2 tsp black pepper
whole wheat hamburger buns
Add cooking spray to a nonstick sauté pan over medium-high heat. Advertisement
Add onion, red bell pepper and garlic. Sauté for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add turkey and sauté 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently until turkey is just cooked through.
Add tomato paste, Dijon mustard, hot sauce, tomatoes, honey and ground black pepper. Bring to a simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Toast the hamburger buns. Fill each bun with 1/2 cup turkey mixture to make 8 sandwiches. Optional: top each sandwich with lettuce, red onion, or pickles for crunch.
Review: I grew up on Hunts brand Sloppy Joe mix, and I absolutely loved it. Well… still love it. So anything I try to make will have to live up to Hunts. I am very happy to say this recipe did. Since we still had ground beef in the freezer, I used that instead of ground turkey, so that will affect the taste for sure. It was pretty tasty and flavorful. I topped my Sloppy Jane off with sharp cheddar cheese and sour cream and that was what it needed to add that extra tastiness for me. Hubby and I didn’t have whole wheat buns, so instead we used Keto bread. Hubby thought it was great had a second serving. He noted that it needed an little extra pepper for kick. The big test is if the boys liked it, and I can say with confidence they did. They both went in for seconds without hesitation. As a person who hates cooking, this was an extremely painless meal to cook and I would not mind making it again. I also want to note that after the meal I did not feel weighed down and sluggish as I often do after a heavy meal. The fresh ingredients really make a difference.