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Turkey Sweet Potato Sloppy Joes

by Stephanie Clinton

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There isn't really anything super exciting about these sloppy joes. I mean, how exciting can sloppy joes really be? But, they get the job done, they get sweet potatoes in your family's bellies and this recipe can feed 8 to 10 (if you use small buns) or dinner for 4 plus leftovers. I really love recipes that give me at least two nights of dinners.


  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 6oz. cans tomato paste
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • salt & pepper
  • Lawry's season salt
  • 1- 2 cups water
  • olive oil


  • Pour about 2 Tbs. of olive oil in a large skillet.
  • Saute onion and sweet potato in olive oil until onion is just soft.
  • Add turkey and cook until browned.
  • Add a couple (or 5) dashes of Worcestershire sauce.
  • Season with salt, pepper and Lawry's season salt.
  • Add tomato paste and mix until combined.
  • Slowly add water and stir until you get the sloppy consistency you desire.
  • You don't have to use all the water, or if it's too thick, add more.
  • The next night I reheated and served over rigatoni pasta.

I can also see adding chili powder and some spice to turn this into chili for game day. Yum!


Find more from Stephanie at www.hugskissesandsnot.com.

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