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Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes Recipe

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jessica ivins


2 T. grapeseed oil
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 medium carrots, peeled and shredded, about 1 cup
2 pound lean ground turkey or beef
4 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1 T dried oregano
2 tsp ground cumin
¾ t kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 cup tomato paste
¾ cup water
¼ bunch cilantro (or parsley), roughly chopped
1 T pure paple syrup or honey
4 whole wheat hamburger buns
½ head green leaf lettuce, shredded (optional)

serve with watermelon
or watermelon feta salad, ⅓ c feta, 6-8 leaves basil, dash black pepper

1. heat an pan over medium - high heat; add in oil if using turkey meat, and once hot, add onion and shredded carrots. Stir vegetables and sweat un til soft and translucent, 2-3 minutes.

2. Add in Ground turkey (beef), garlic, oregano, cumin, and salt & pepper. Sauté over medium heat until meat is browned and cooked through, 7-10 min.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together tomato paste and water.

4. Reduce heat to low-medium, add tomato paste/ water to pan, and stir to combine. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes.

5. Stir in cilantro (or parsley) and maple syrup into the remaining meat and toast buns. Fill each sandwich bun with ¾ c. prepared meat and handful of shredded lettuce.

Low carb version: serve sloppy joe mix over grilled zucchini or squash

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Landon hates the vegetables in this! So the best thing to do for a family of lovers and haters is to make this one night and the next time make a no vege sloppy joe. Take Turns.
use leftovers for taco salads.

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