Week 2: Sloppy Joe Sliders

Prince Hall Elementary School students Jordan Francis, Alia Miles and Anasty Feliciano prepared sloppy joes, made with turkey, celery, and onions, during their second cooking class on Thursday, March 10, 2016. AARON WINDHORST / Staff Photographer

Makes 6 servings


1½ pound ground turkey

1 medium onion, chopped - small dice

3 celery stalks, chopped - small dice

1/3 cup ketchup

1/4 cup water

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1/8 teaspoon red pepper sauce like Tabasco (or more to taste)

1/2 teaspoon salt

12 whole wheat potato slider rolls


1. Heat cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add ground turkey, onion, and celery and cook, stirring frequently.

2. Once turkey is light brown and no pink remains, stir in ketchup, water, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper sauce, and salt.

3. Cover and cook over low heat until vegetables are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Meanwhile, toast buns in the oven if desired.

4. To serve, fill buns with turkey mixture. If desired, top with quick pickled cucumbers (see accompanying recipe).

Per serving: 341 calories, 34 grams protein, 24 grams carbohydrates, 7 grams sugar, 14 grams fat, 116 milligrams cholesterol, 412 milligrams sodium, 4 grams dietary fiber.