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WHO DOESN’T LOVE A GOOD SLOPPY JOE every once in a while? Here is a delicious and simple recipe from If the fat is a bit too high, you could cut out the cheese.
You can see the full recipe here



  • 1 lb Italian turkey sausage, removed from casing
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped in 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped in 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 1/3 cups crushed tomatoes (Tutorosso)
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste

For serving:

  • 6 whole wheat 100 calorie potato rolls**
  • 6 slices reduced fat provolone (Sargento)
  • 1 cup baby spinach


In a medium non-stick skillet, cook the sausage over medium-high heat, breaking up as it cooks into small bits until cooked through, about 5-6 minutes. Add onions and garlic, and cook another 2 minutes. Transfer to the slow cooker and add the bell peppers, crushed tomatoes, rosemary and fresh cracked pepper.  Cover and cook on low 4 hours. Makes 3 1/2 cups.

To serve, place heaping 1/2 cup of meat on a roll and if desired, top with cheese and baby spinach.

Makes 6 servings.

Macro Breakdown:
Calories per sandwich: 316
Protein: 27g
Carbs: 27.4g
Fat: 11.4g


  • Happy Valentines Day ya filthy animals!! Whether you have a Valentine or not, just know that Verve loves you!
  • Kacey will be guiding you through a semi-romantic yoga session at 11am, so bring your sweety and get limber.

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