RECIPE: Healthy Turkey and Black Bean Sloppy Joes + #YOLOmondays Link-Up!

June 10, 2013·


This recipe is another one of my “old favorites” that I am surprised I haven’t shared with you yet. Now, I will preface this recipe by saying: I am not a fan of sloppy joes. My feelings about sloppy joes are like my feelings that I had with meatloaf.

Well, I set out to come up with a sloppy joes recipe I actually enjoyed just like I did with the meatloaf.

I found a few recipes around the internet and I played around with a few different ones and this is what I ended up with. And it’s AWESOME. And guilt free. 🙂

So, give this SUPER easy and quick recipe a try!


  • 1.5 pounds of ground turkey breast (93% lean)
  • 1 can of black beans – drained and rinsed
  • 1 can – 6oz. tomato paste
  • 1 can – 6oz. tomato juice (I used the small cans)
  • 1 tsp of minced garlic
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Whole wheat buns (or whatever bun you prefer)


Gather all the ingredients.

In a large skillet, cook the ground turkey breast in a little bit of olive oil until cooked all the way through (no pink showing).

Then, in the same skillet, add all the rest of the ingredients until warm and mixed thoroughly.

Toast your buns and BOOM you’re done! It’s seriously THAT easy and SUPER delicious. They make GREAT leftovers, too!

NUTRITION FACTS (approx. WITHOUT the bun):

  • Calories: 199
  • Total fat: 7g
  • Total carbs: 20g
  • Protein: 17g

RECIPE: Healthy Turkey and Black Bean Sloppy Joes RECIPE: Healthy Turkey and Black Bean Sloppy Joes RECIPE: Healthy Turkey and Black Bean Sloppy Joes
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