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Turkey Black Bean Sloppy Joe’s

Sloppy Joe’s were one of those foods I always seemed to forget about. I went years without making sloppy joe’s, then out of the blue I started making them a couple of years ago mainly because of how simple they are. I love them because they are quick, easy, and healthy. The addition of black beans adds a nice fiber boost. Here’s how to make this quick & easy meal.

In a large saucepan, cook your ground turkey and onions. Once the turkey is cooked add in your steak seasoning and brown sugar.

To your meat mixture, add in black beans, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, & pepper. Stir until everything is combined and cook for 10 minutes over medium heat.

Serve on a toasted bun & enjoy! This has become one of M’s favorite meals. It’s a little messy for her, but she loves it. We like to serve it with a little cheddar cheese on top.

Turkey Black Bean Sloppy Joe’s

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 15oz can black beans (drained & rinsed)
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon steak seasoning (use whatever your favorite is)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Spray a large saucepan with non-stick cooking spray. Cook your turkey over medium heat. Once the turkey is cooked through add in your onions, steak seasoning, and brown sugar. Cook for additional 5-7 minutes or until onions are tender. To the turkey mixture, add your black beans, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and pepper. Mix well and cook over medium heat for additional 10 minutes. Serve in a toasted bun & enjoy 🙂

18 Responses

  1. Shari @ The Daily Dish said on January 10, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Yum! These look great. 🙂

  2. Estela - Weekly Bite said on January 10, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Thank you Shari 🙂

  3. Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) said on January 10, 2012 at 7:54 am

    I make “sloppy jennies” (ground turkey) a couple time a year, but I’ve never thought to add black beans — great idea!

  4. Estela - Weekly Bite said on January 10, 2012 at 7:57 am

    Thanks Kelli! The black beans are a nice addition 🙂

  5. Megan said on January 10, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Dumb question, I know, but what is steak seasoning?

  6. Estela - Weekly Bite said on January 10, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Hi Megan,
    Steak seasoning can be found in the spice section of the grocery store. It’s a bottle that simply says “steak seasoning”. McCormick makes a good one, but any brand can be used 🙂

  7. Barbara said on January 10, 2012 at 9:49 am

    This looks so good and easy! Definitely going to make this…maybe even this week 🙂

  8. Estela - Weekly Bite said on January 10, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Oh good! I hope you like it 🙂

  9. Granny Deb said on January 10, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Bonnie spotted this….she must be hungry-yay ! She’s coming home today.

    Got the turkey & cooking it up for us all soon !

  10. Lauren at Keep It Sweet said on January 10, 2012 at 10:30 am

    I’ve had sloppy joes with pinto beans and loved them, i’ll have to try with black beans next time!

  11. Anna @ On Anna's Plate said on January 10, 2012 at 11:42 am

    I used to LOVE when my mom would make sloppy joe’s for dinner 🙂 These look great!!

  12. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on January 10, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Now I want sloppy joes! Such a comforting meal, love the black bean addition!

  13. jeralyn said on January 10, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    I’m SO making these tomorrow. I can’t wait to try them. I make slopping joes and sometimes and a cup of wheat berries in for extra nutrition and as a meat extender the kids never know!

    • Estela - Weekly Bite said on January 10, 2012 at 3:51 pm

      I hope you like them 🙂

  14. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga said on January 10, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    I love sloppy joes. Actually, I could just eat Manwich. I confess, I love that stuff. It’s vegan. Til you put the meat in 🙂

  15. Estela - Weekly Bite said on January 10, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    I had no idea Manwich was vegan! Good info 🙂

  16. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on January 10, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    I never think to make sloppy joes either. Jay asked for them the other day and again, I have forgotten to make them. I will change that. You have convinced me!

  17. Michelle said on January 12, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    I’ve never made sloppy joes, but I can’t wait to try these- My husband loves them, so he will love me when I do!