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Turkey Black Bean Sloppy Joes in Acorn Squash Bowls

turkey black bean sloppy joes in acorn squash bowls - These quick and easy healthy recipe uses ground turkey to make traditional sloppy joes. Great recipe for two with leftovers and kids like it, too. Great gluten-free, low carb recipe. This is the best weeknight dinner recipe because it's so simple and delicious.

Joe and I have to struggle to eat healthy, low calorie foods.

We’ve tried (and failed at) several diets in the five years we’ve known each other, but this is a recipe has stuck with us since the first one.

Joe found something like this recipe in a cookbook that his mom had many years ago.

The original recipe was for sandwiches.

We doctored it to lower the calories and for our personal taste. Then, one day, we made the Sloppy Joes, but realized (too late) that we didn’t have any bread.

Joe said, “Why can’t we stuff it in this squash?”

I was dubious, but let him do it. It’s awesome!

The combination of the tomato sauce and the sweet squash is wonderful. This recipe is low fat and low calorie, slightly spicy, and filling.

I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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Turkey Black Bean Sloppy Joes in Acorn Squash Bowls
turkey black bean sloppy joes in acorn squash bowls - These quick and easy healthy recipe uses ground turkey to make traditional sloppy joes. Great recipe for two with leftovers and kids like it, too. Great gluten-free, low carb recipe. This is the best weeknight dinner recipe because it's so simple and delicious.
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turkey black bean sloppy joes in acorn squash bowls - These quick and easy healthy recipe uses ground turkey to make traditional sloppy joes. Great recipe for two with leftovers and kids like it, too. Great gluten-free, low carb recipe. This is the best weeknight dinner recipe because it's so simple and delicious.
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  1. Pierce acorn squash with a knife. Microwave each squash for 9 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat a large skillet on medium. When hot, add ground turkey, onion, and garlic. Cover and heat until turkey is browned and vegetables are tender.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients. Simmer, uncovered, for at least 10 minutes.
  4. While Sloppy Joe mixture simmers, cut the squash in half and remove seeds.
  5. When Sloppy Joe mixture is thickened, spoon it into the well in the squash halves and serve.
Recipe Notes

Makes 6 servings.

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turkey black bean sloppy joes in acorn squash bowls - These quick and easy healthy recipe uses ground turkey to make traditional sloppy joes. Great recipe for two with leftovers and kids like it, too. Great gluten-free, low carb recipe. This is the best weeknight dinner recipe because it's so simple and delicious.

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28 thoughts on “Turkey Black Bean Sloppy Joes in Acorn Squash Bowls”

  1. This looks good! And good luck with the contest! I hope you win!(Can I share the prize? 🙂 just kidding)My Blog: Cute Tee

  2. This sounds great, although I’d have to find a sub for the black beans. Beans with sulphur trigger migraines for me, isn’t that crazy?

    Good luck with the contest! This is definitely a winner!

  3. This sounds great, although I’d have to find a sub for the black beans. Beans with sulphur trigger migraines for me, isn’t that crazy? Good luck with the contest! This is definitely a winner!

  4. I voted for you and, in all honesty, it sounds the best to me. ‘we eat pretty clean, and most of the other recipes would never touch my table, yummy as they may sound! Best wishes!

  5. I voted for you and, in all honesty, it sounds the best to me. ‘we eat pretty clean, and most of the other recipes would never touch my table, yummy as they may sound! Best wishes!

  6. This sounds AMAZING! I can imagine the squash combining tastefully & tenderly with the sauce. Can't wait to try this & steal other recipes!! I had no idea what passion you hold for writing! 🙂

  7. This sounds AMAZING! I can imagine the squash combining tastefully & tenderly with the sauce. Can't wait to try this & steal other recipes!! I had no idea what passion you hold for writing! 🙂

  8. Sounds so good I want to grow Acorn Squash now, but I don’t think I’ll have the room with everything else I’m growing this year. What size of Acorn Squash do you use that you can microwave them? The smaller ones probably right?

  9. Sounds so good I want to grow Acorn Squash now, but I don’t think I’ll have the room with everything else I’m growing this year. What size of Acorn Squash do you use that you can microwave them? The smaller ones probably right?

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