Recipe: Tempo Turkey Sloppy Joes To Kick Off Disney and Pixar’s ‘Soul’

To celebrate Disney and Pixar’s Soul they were so kind to send me a box of Blue Apron ingredients to make Tempo Turkey Sloppy Joes! I love to cook, so I was excited to try this recipe with a twist! Sloppy Joes are such a family classic and super easy to make! I loved the idea of switching out french fries to go along with the Sloppy Joes and make carrot fries instead, much more healthier!

Soul will be streaming on December 25, Christmas Day and such a good movie to watch with your entire family, I got to watch it a few weeks ago and loved the message. You can also cook along to Disney’s Jazz playlist-Soul soundtrack available now. Check out the full recipe inside and have a safe holiday! 


  • 18 oz Ground Turkey
  • 4 Potato Buns
  • 1 Persian Cucumber
  • ¾ lb Carrots
  • 6 oz Shishito Peppers
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • ½ cup Barbecue Sauce
  • ¼ cup Tomato Paste
  • 2 Tbsps Rice Vinegar
  • ½ cup Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp Weeknight Hero Spice Blend (Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Smoked Paprika & Whole Dried Parsley)

Prepare & Start the carrot fries

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven, then preheat to 450°F. Line a sheet pan with foil. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel the carrots; quarter lengthwise, then halve crosswise. In a bowl, combine the carrot pieces, all but 1 teaspoon of the spice blend, and 1 teaspoon of olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Reserving the bowl, transfer to one side of the sheet pan  and arrange in an even layer. Roast 7 minutes. Leaving the oven on, remove from oven.

Prepare the remaining ingredients & make dipping sauce

Meanwhile, thinly slice the cucumber into rounds; place in a bowl. Add the vinegar. Season with salt and pepper; set aside to marinate, stirring occasionally, at least 10 minutes. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Halve the buns. In a bowl, combine the yogurt, remaining spice blend, and  1 teaspoon of olive oil; season with salt and pepper.

Roast the peppers & carrot fries

In the reserved bowl, combine the peppers and 1 teaspoon of olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Carefully transfer to the  other side of the sheet pan of partially roasted carrots and arrange in an even layer. Roast 12 to 14 minutes, or until browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Leaving the oven on, remove from the oven. Reserving the sheet pan, carefully transfer the roasted peppers and carrot fries to a serving dish. Discard the foil.

Make the filling 

Meanwhile, in a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the turkey; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 3 to 5 minutes, or until browned. Add the chopped garlic and tomato paste; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes, or until thoroughly combined. Add the barbecue sauce and 1 cup of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, stirring occasionally, 7 to 8 minutes, or until the sauce is thickened and the turkey is cooked through. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

Toast the buns & serve your dish

Place the halved buns, cut sides up, on the reserved sheet pan. Toast in the oven 3 to 4 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned and crispy. Remove from the oven and transfer to a work surface. Assemble the sandwiches using the toasted buns, filling (you may have extra filling), and marinated cucumber(discarding any liquid). Serve the sandwiches with the roasted peppers and carrot fries and dipping sauce on the side. Enjoy!

Blue Apron recipe here

Soul Soundtrack here 

Joe Gardner is a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before – a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22, who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. As Joe desperately tries to show 22 what’s great about living, he may just discover the answers to some of life’s most important questions.

Featuring the voices of Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Phylicia Rashad, Angela Bassett, Ahmir Questlove Thompson, Daveed Diggs, “Soul” is directed by Academy Award® winner Pete Docter (“Inside Out,” “Up”), co-directed by Kemp Powers (“One Night in Miami”) and produced by Academy Award nominee Dana Murray (Pixar short “Lou”). Globally renowned musician Jon Batiste will be writing original jazz music for the film, and Oscar®-winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (“The Social Network”), from Nine Inch Nails, will compose an original score that will drift between the real and soul worlds.

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