Greek Crock Pot Sloppy Joes

My attitude towards childhood dishes usually falls into one of two polar categories: nostalgic adoration or absolute repulsion. Sloppy joes are in the latter category, which is why I’m not entirely certain what motivated me to make these Crock Pot Sloppy Joes in the first place. A desire for redemption? Morbid curiosity? The challenge of creating a healthy sloppy joe recipe that I would legitimately adore?

Homemade Crock Pot Sloppy Joes with Ground Turkey, Chickpeas, and Feta. An easy, healthy, and kid-friendly recipe your whole family will love! Freezer friendly and the slow cooker does the work. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated
Whatever pushed me down the Crock Pot Sloppy Joe path, I am forever grateful. In keeping with life’s reliable sense of humor, a recipe I feared would turn out to be ho-hum at best—or a re-creation of childhood dinners I tried to hide in my napkin at worst—turned out to be the biggest dinner hit at our house in weeks.

In place of the soggy ketchup and bland ground beef affair that I suspect turned me off to sloppy joes in the first place, this Crock Pot Sloppy Joe recipe uses lean ground turkey, real tomato sauce sweetened with a touch of honey, and an array of fresh ingredients. I never thought “vibrant,” “healthy,” or especially “delicious” would be terms I’d ever use to describe a sloppy joe, but these simple sammies are all of the above!

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