Special thanks to Jenny Craig for their sponsorship of this post.
Confession: This is a remake of one of the early NTTC recipe creations. Back in the early days, I didn’t know the amazing miracle that is natural light. In defense of the old post, I also started on Jenny Craig late in the year when it gets dark early. Either way, this was a fun recipe to re-make and to make look MUCH prettier than the original.
Truth be told: The turkey burger on its own is not my favorite meal as a standalone. When I want a burger, I reach for the Classic Cheeseburger. When I’m looking to make something creative, I reach for the turkey burger. Tonight, that Turkey Burger completely hit the spot, dressed up as a Sloppy Jane.
If you haven’t ever heard of a Sloppy Jane, it’s pretty much a healthier alternative to Sloppy Joes. Traditionally it’s made with turkey instead of beef, and my version is also loaded with veggies. Once you add all the veggies, the Sloppy Jane will be fully loaded. Depending on your preference, you may decide to eat it with a fork and knife. Tonight, I just went all in, and kept a napkin closeby.
2 Tbsp. diced red bell pepper
1 Tbsp. diced red onion
1 Tbsp. reduced sugar ketchup
2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. dijon mustard
1 packet no-calorie sweetener (I used Truvia)
dash of cayenne pepper (optional)
1. In a small bowl, whisk together ketchup, vinegar, sweetener, mustard, and worcestershire sauce to create the sauce. Add a dash of cayenne pepper, if you like it spicy. Set aside.
2. In a skillet prepared with cooking spray, add your onion and bell peppers. Cook until tender, about 4 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, place your turkey burger alone on a microwave safe plate and cook for 60 seconds in the microwave.
4. Remove your burger from the microwave and place it in a food processor to pulse.
5. Add the burger to the pan and cook for 1 minute. Add sauce to the pan, and stir to combine cooking for an additional minute. Salt and pepper, if desired.
6. Place your bun in the microwave wrapped in a paper towel for 15 seconds to finish the defrosting process. Toast, if desired.
7. Place your bun on a plate, and add the meat and veggie mixture. Load the bun high to allow for the entire mixture to sit on the bun. Serve with roasted sugar snack peas for a fresh and free addition and to get your veggies in!
8. Grab a napkin and enjoy!
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