OK, so this is my adaptation of a recipe I found a while ago (I can’t remember where). I do remember, though, that the original recipe called this little concoction sloppy joes. I could easily see how this would work perfectly for sloppy joes. The first time I made it, I actually served it over a baked potato and that was pretty delicious. The leftovers have been eaten over pasta and even on their own as-is. That’s why I consider this a “Multipurpose” sauce.
No matter how you decide to eat this, you can know that it will be really yummy and healthy, which is the most you can ask for in a meal.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 carrot, chopped small
3 cloves garlic, minced
1-1/2 pounds ground turkey
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
½ cup ketchup (preferably organic. Easily found at trader joe’s)
1 8oz can tomato sauce (no added sugar or sodium, preferably)
salt and pepper to taste
In a skillet over medium heat, saute the onions, bell pepper, and carrot in olive oil until softened. Add the garlic and continue cooking until all the veggies are soft and fragrant.
Add the ground turkey to the skillet with a heavy pinch of salt and some pepper. Cook until no longer pink.
Mix in the garlic and onion powders, ketchup, and tomato sauce. Fill up the tomato sauce can with some water and add that.
Bring the mixture to a boil for a minute or so, then cover and let simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Serve in whatever way makes your taste buds dance with joy!