As we enter the hot seasons, my family and I have been craving bbq and sloppy joes. It had been so long since I had beef, and I couldn't believe I was still craving sloppy joes. I realized I had never had one with different meat or without tomatoes. The real taste of sloppy joes is only possible with tomatoes. Still, I could replicate it using ketchup so it wouldn't be too acidic. I was so happy, and I loved this recipe. After making the recipe mine, I have made it three times; that's how much we loved it.
Turkey Sloppy Joe Recipe:
- 1 Package of 16 oz Ground Turkey
- 1 Whole Yellow Onion
- 1 Whole Green Pepper
- 4 Cloves of Garlic
- Black Pepper
- Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/3 cup of Ketchup
- 1/4 cup of Mustard
- Blend the onion, garlic, and green pepper
- In a separate bowl, mix the ketchup, Mustard, and Worcestershire sauce
- Grab a pan, spread olive oil in it, and lightly heat it
- Then add the ground turkey and spread the blended veggies on top to cover all the ground turkey
- Let the ground turkey brown, then mix the blended well into it
- Once the ground turkey is thoroughly brown, add the sauce from the bowl
- Let the sauce simmer in the ground turkey and mix thoroughly
- Then turn off the heat
- Grab your buns and add the sloppy joe to the buns
- Then eat
It is always best to eat Sloppy joe hot. So when you reheat it later, get the juice and warm it up before adding it to the buns. I prefer the 85%lean/15% fat ground turkey for this recipe because the fat makes it even juicer. If you want less fat, you can use the 93%lean/7%fat ground turkey.
I like adding salt and pepper before blending the onion, garlic, and green pepper. Hence, it is evenly throughout the meat, but you can use it to taste when you want. I usually do four shakes for the Worcestershire sauce but change it based on the smell. If it feels close to strong at two shakes, I stop. You can try 2 Tablespoons, about as many as two shakes, and then make changes based on your taste. All measurements match my family's taste; you can make changes based on your family's needs.
I hope your family enjoys this recipe as much as my family does.