Well, the Indianapolis Colts weren’t in the Big Game this year, which is okay because they had a darn good season – and at least we can say, they got knocked out of the playoffs by the champs this year. ;) But despite our team not playing, we still had a great Big Game party with our friends!
Like a lot of families, we are making strides toward healthier eating. And it doesn’t have to be a drastic thing. We knew there would be a mountain of junk food at our friends’ Big Game party, so our contribution was a smarter choice by design – low fat Turkey Sloppy Joes. I made up the recipe using Classico Crushed tomatoes, which are 100% natural, fresh-packed, with no preservatives, and we put out whole grain buns to go along with it.
As it turned out, there were a lot of us there trying to eat healthier, so they were a hit! You can see the guys in the back raiding the food, while the girls chatted at the table, pre-game.
(We were glad we brought a healthy food choice with the mountain of chips everyone brought.)
Kevin insisted on wearing his Colts gear – and dressing our daughter in hers, too – even though we were cheering for the 49ers for the night. ;)
Sorry… just had to show off my cute family there for a minute. Can you blame me??
Anyway – back to the food! I picked up some Classico Crushed Tomatoes on my last trip to Walmart. I used to use tomato paste in my recipe, but I LOVE the fresh tomato taste of the crushed tomatoes – I’m totally converted!
It’s awesome to pair with some lean ground turkey!
Here’s our game-winning recipe!
- 2 lb. Lean Ground Turkey (we use 99% Fat Free)
- 1 - 28 oz. can Classico Crushed Tomatoes
- 1 small onion, diced
- ¼ c. paprika
- 2 tsp. marjoram
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. dry mustard
- 1 tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. pepper
- 12 Whole Grain Buns
- Because we're using lean meat, you can just add all the ingredients to a large skillet on medium heat. As soon as your turkey cooks all the way through (after about 10 minutes), simmer for an additional 20 minutes on low heat.
- Serve hot, or put it in to the crock pot on low heat for a buffet-style meal with whole grain buns!
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