Turkey Sloppy Joes with Sweet Potato

I love sweet potato – love with a capital L! Growing up my mom would make mashed sweet potato for holiday meals. Now I enjoy making sweet potatoes more frequently.

So naturally I love any recipe that includes sweet potato. I was really drawn to try this recipe for a couple reasons.
Number one – it contains sweet potato! Number two - Sloppy Joes are one of those comfort foods that reminds me of childhood and number three- this is a classic example of a recipe where vegetables can be easily added.  If you’re looking for ways to add more vegetables into meals or dishes you make add vegetables into Sloppy Joes, soups, stews, chili and casseroles. Even if they already have vegetables in them it’s ok to add more.

Turkey Sloppy Joes with Sweet Potato
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 large sweet potato – shredded or diced
1 medium onion diced
1 garlic clove minced
3 tbsp. tomato paste
¾ pounds ground turkey
1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. cider vinegar
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
4 whole wheat hamburger buns

In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add sweet potato, onions and garlic.

Season with black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 4-5 minutes.
Add tomato paste and cook, stirring 1 minute.

Add turkey; cook, breaking up meat with a spoon, until no longer pink, 4-5 minutes.

Add tomatoes, sugar, vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 12-14 minutes.

Serve on whole-wheat buns. 

Shannon RD

Recipe from Martha Stewart  Everyday Foods http://www.marthastewart.com/315018/turkey-sloppy-joes