Sloppy Joes

2 Feb

These are a far cry from the stuff in a can.  I use ground turkey breast, so they’re low in fat, and with all the veggies in the sauce, they’re a perfect one-dish meal.   I make them a little on the sweet side to appeal to the kids – you can cut back to 1-2 T on the sugar if you’d like, and substitute cayenne pepper for the paprika to make them spicy.

I like to use potato rolls.  They’re nice and soft and I pull out the inside to make a pocket for the meat – fewer carbs and less mess!  Sometimes I get the smaller dinner rolls instead for the kids.  Two regular sandwiches is too much, but two dinner roll size are perfect.

 

Sloppy Joes

  • 1 T oil
  • 1 medium bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1 1/4 lb ground turkey breast
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced (or 1 can diced tomatoes)
  • 1 T Worchestershire
  • 1 T red wine vinegar
  • 3 T brown sugar
  • pinch ground cloves
  • pinch ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 c ketchup
  • hamburger buns

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.  Add the peppers and onions and saute 3-4 minutes until beginning to soften.  Add the turkey and break up with a spoon.  Saute until turkey is fully cooked.  Add garlic and cook 30 seconds.  Add tomatoes (with juice), Worchestershire, vinegar, sugar, and spices.  Stir 1-2 minutes until combined.  Add ketchup, reduce heat, and simmer 15-20 minutes. If the sloppy joes look too dry, add a little water or chicken stock.  Adjust salt and pepper if needed, and serve.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: