Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • 1 Yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 Carrot, chopped and shredded
  • 1 Green pepper, chopped
  • 1 lb Ground turkey or chicken, extra lean
  • 1 can (8 oz) Tomato sauce, unsalted
  • 1 can (15 oz) whole tomatoes, crushed
  • 1 can (8 oz) mushrooms, drained
  • ¼ cup Barbecue sauce
  • 6 Whole wheat buns, split in half to make 12
Saute onions, carrots, green pepper and ground turkey or chicken in a pan over medium-heat for 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, mushrooms, barbecue sauce, and seasonings and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover and cook for an additional 3 minutes or until thick. Serve open-faced on toasted or plain whole-wheat buns.
 
Serves: 12
 
½ Cup of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving
 
Fruit and /or Veggie color(s):
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Nutrition Information per Serving:
Calories: 140
Total Fat: 1.5g
Saturated Fat: 0g
% of Calories from Fat: 10%
% Calories from Sat Fat: 6%
Protein: 13g
Carbohydrates: 20g
Cholesterol: 15mg
Dietary Fiber: 3g
Sodium: 320mg
 
Each serving provides: An excellent source of vitamins A and C and a good source of fiber, vitamin B1, manganese, iron, copper and folate.

Recipe courtesy of the Oregon State University Extension.
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