BBQ Sloppy Joes


1/2 tablespoon canola oil

1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter

1 large yellow onion, cut into thin strips

1 pound ground turkey

1 cup BBQ sauce

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split in half and toasted

4 slices sharp cheddar cheese


Heat oil and butter over a medium low heat in a large nonstick skillet. Add onions, cover pan, and cook for 25 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, or until onions are caramelized.

Meanwhile, place ground turkey in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat and break up with a spoon. Cook for 7 minutes or until meat is browned and no longer pink. Remove from heat and drain off any liquid. Stir in BBQ sauce and salt and heat until warmed through, about 2 minutes.

Heat oven broiler. Place bottom half of toasted buns on a large cookie sheet and place one slice of cheese on each and broil for 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. To assemble Sloppy Joes, evenly spread meat over each cheese topped bottom bun. Top evenly with caramelized onions and top with top half of toasted buns. Makes 4 servings.