This post is sponsored by Honest Turkey by Honeysuckle White; all opinions are my own.
For the most part I strive to make healthy(ish) recipes that you (and I) can be proud to serve our families. I do this for several reasons, the biggest one being that it’s actually how we eat around my house. Since that’s how we eat it makes sharing good food authentic, and I can actually answer questions, should there be any, about recipes. I love giving you guys recipes that we actually eat on a weekly-to-monthly basis, sharing a little bit of my kitchen virtually with you guys!
In recent months Nate and I have become even more conscious of the things we put into and on our bodies. This revolution in our behavior began when we saw that there are a lot of things that transparency in certain industries aren’t exactly what they should be. For me it started when I began to educate myself of the skincare industry for my job with Beautycounter; for Nate it began when he committed to eating healthier after his birthday at the first of the year. We now spend a lot of time reading and researching the ingredients we ingest and put on our skin, and usually leave the store or pantry shelves feeling a bit defeated that so many things just aren’t what they seem.
That being said, I want to share with you guys, my unbelievably wonderful friends, about a new product that we’ve been really excited about – Honest Turkey by Honeysuckle White. This turkey is raised with care by independent farmers with no antibiotics ever and no added hormones or steroids. It’s just turkey, nothing else added, and tastes fantastic. Look for Honest Turkey by Honeysuckle White at your local Wal-Mart. Honest Turkey is available in select markets, so if you can’t find it, look for other Honeysuckle White products, or Honeysuckle White’s sister brand Shady Brook Farms turkey if you’re on the East Coast. We love including it in so many dishes we love – lasagna, meatballs, taco meat, meatloaf – but nothing screams SUMMER! quite like these delicious Barbecue Turkey Sloppy Joe Stuffed Sweet Potatoes!
I adore these Sloppy Joe’s for the fact that they can multiply as needed to feed a crowd, because they require just a few ingredients, and because they taste amazing. One of my absolute favorite thing? YOU GET TO BE THE BOSS! I say pick your own barbecue sauce – any one you want! – to flavor the Sloppy Joe’s. My personal favorite is this chipotle peach version, although I also adore this homemade Paleo sauce as well. Bottled sauces work really well too, although I would advise to stay away from the ones that are super sweet for this recipe. Keep it on the vinegary side to get that real Sloppy Joe flavor!
You can double the recipe for the Sloppy Joe sauce as needed really easily; just make sure if you’re feeding a crowd you have enough sweet potatoes! This is one recipe that will work well all summer long, for any party or just on those nights you need food in a hurry!
BARBECUED TURKEY SLOPPY JOE STUFFED SWEET POTATOES
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 1 red, yellow or orange bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pound Honest Turkey 93% lean ground turkey
- 1-1/2 cups barbecue sauce of choice
- 1 cup chicken stock
- salt and pepper
- 4 sweet potatoes, washed and dried
- Preheat oven to 400ºF.
- Wrap each sweet potato in foil and place on a baking sheet.
- Bake at 400ºF for 60 minutes or until soft.
- While the sweet potatoes are cooking, heat a large saucepan over medium heat.
- Add the onion, bell pepper, garlic and olive oil and stir to combine.
- Cook for 10 minutes until soft.
- Add the turkey and cook until no longer pink, breaking it up with the back of a spoon.
- Add the barbecue sauce and chicken stock and stir to combine.
- Bring to a simmer and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thick.
- Season with salt and pepper as desired.
- To serve, carefully remove the foil from a sweet potato and slice open with a knife.
- Add the Sloppy Joe mixture on top.
- Serve hot and enjoy!