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21 Day Fix Sloppy Joes


This recipe is AMAZING.  Rarely do I find a recipe everyone loves and it’s healthy, fits into my meal plan and easy too!  Win all the way around!  The cool thing is you also have to make Grandma’s Tomato Sauce for this recipe, so you get two for one!  It is so good on some zoodles or spaghetti squash!!!  Here we go…you’ll never eat Manwich again…if you do 😉

Turkey Sloppy Joes

Serves 4, 1 1/4 cups each.  Prep time 15 minutes, cook time 36 minutes.


1 tsp olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

1 medium red bell pepper, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped or minced garlic

1 pound raw ground 93% lean turkey breast

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

1 1/2 cups Grandma’s Tomato Sauce (recipe below)

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

3 TBSP all natural tomato paste

1 tsp hot pepper sauce

1 TBSP pure maple syrup or honey

finely chopped parsley (optional)

  1.  Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and bell pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for 4-5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
  3. Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.  Transfer onion mixture to medium bowl.  Set aside.
  4. Add turkey to same skillet; cook, over medium heat, stirring frequently to break up turkey, for 8-10 minutes, or until turkey is no longer pink.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Add onion mixture, Grandma’s Tomato Sauce, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, pepper sauce, and maple syrup.  Mix well.  Reduce heat to medium-low; gently boil, stirring occasionally, for 15-20 minutes, or until sauce has thickened.
  7. Sprinkle each serving with parsley if desired.

21 Day Fix Containers: 3 1/2 green, 1 red, 1 tsp  per serving


Grandma’s Tomato Sauce

Serves 12, approx 1/2 cup each.  Prep time 40 min, Cook time 1 hour 15 min.  I save what’s leftover from spaghetti to use in the sloppy joes or other recipes.


2 TBSP olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 (6oz) can tomato paste, no salt added

1/4 cup red wine

2 cans whole peeled tomatoes (28oz each) crushed or pureed in blender…I just leave mine whole I don’t mind it chunky

2 TBSP agave nectar

1 tsp sea salt

1/4 ground black pepper

1 (3 oz) Parmesan or parmigiano cheese rind

3 TBSP finely chopped fresh basil

  1.  Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion; cook: stirring frequently, for 5-6 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
  3. Add garlic and tomato paste; cook, stirring constantly, for 2-3 minutes.  Do not let tomato paste burn.
  4. Add wine; cook, stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes, agave, salt, and pepper.  Bring to boil, stirring frequently.  Reduce heat to low; gently boil, stirring occasionally for 3 minutes.
  6. Add cheese rind; cook, for an hour.
  7. Add basil; mix well.


Recipes taken from Autumn Calabrese’s 21 Day Fix, Fixate Cookbook.  You can find the whole, amazing cookbook here: http://www.teambeachbody.com/shop/-/shopping/FixateCookbook?referringRepId=259218





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