On a whim, I bought ground turkey and assumed I would use it for something. After sitting in my freezer for a few too many months, I decided to explore my options.
I immediately thought of an easy recipe that wouldn’t require other ingredients outside my pantry. This comforting and heart healthy sandwich made for a great lunch on a chilly October afternoon.
1 tbsp. canola or vegetable oil
1 lb ground turkey
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1 8 oz. can of tomato sauce
1/4 cup ground sugar
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
1 tbsp. worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp red chili flakes
Hamburger buns or white bread
2. Mix the tomato sauce with sugar, worcestershire sauce, barbecue sauce, cumin, cayenne and chili flakes into the turkey mixture. Season with 1/4 tsp. salt and pepper. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Spoon onto bread or hamburger buns and eat it knife and fork style. Enjoy!