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Squashy Joes
By Serves 4

This recipe contains less fat than traditional sloppy joes. Replacing beef with turkey and adding summer squash makes this dish extra healthy!

Prep Time: 10m
Cook Time: 5m

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  1. 1 pound ground lean turkey
  2. 1 × ½ cup summer squash
  3. 1 × ½ cup zucchini
  4. 1 bell pepper
  5. 1 × ½ cup tomato, chopped
  6. 6 ounce can tomato paste
  7. 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  8. 3 garlic cloves
  9. 1 teaspoon paprika
  10. 2 Tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
  11. Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  12. 3 ounces low fat cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
  13. 4 whole wheat hamburger buns

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Kitchen Knife, Oven, Skillet, Spoon

Step 1:

Preheat the broiler on Hi. Dice the summer squash, zucchini, bell pepper and tomato. Chop oregano and mince garlic.

Step 2:

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté the turkey until browned, about 7 minutes.

Step 3:

Add the squash, zucchini and bell pepper. Sauté 1 minute more. Stir in the tomato, tomato paste, Worcestershire and 1/2 cup water, stirring until the paste has dissolved.

Step 4:

Add the garlic, paprika, and oregano, and season with the salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium and continue to cook until the mixture has thickened, 8 to 10 minutes.

Step 5:

Divide the cheese among the bottom halves of the hamburger buns. Transfer both halves of the buns to the broiler, open-faced, and toast until the cheese has melted and the top buns are toasted.

Step 6:

Remove the buns from the oven and fill each sandwich with the squash-and-meat mixture.

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Margaret says:
I love this idea and can't wait to try it!

Sue says:
Thanks for your comment Margaret! You should check out some of the low carb recipes I have developed. Like lower carb Mac N Cheese

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