Sloppy Joes

Recipe adapted from Lauren’s Latest.


  • Olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 lbs. ground chicken or turkey
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2/3 c. baby carrots
  • 2 small zucchini, quartered
  • 2 1/2 c. ketchup
  • 1 1/2 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 TBSP dried mustard
  • 1 TBSP chili powder
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. water (or more) optional


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the onions, bell peppers, and meat, and sauté until the meat is browned.
  2. Meanwhile, in a food processor add the carrots and zucchini and pulse until thick puree.
  3. Drain the meat. While meat is draining, in the same skillet used to brown the meat, add the pureed vegetables and cook for 2-3 minutes. Then add the ketchup through brown sugar and toss to combine. Add the meat back to skillet and toss to combine.
  4. If eating straight from skillet, add 1/4 c. water (or desired amount), taste and adjust seasoning.
  5. If adding to crockpot, add the mixture to the crockpot (don’t add the water), cover and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours.

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