It is that time of year when there just isn’t loads of extra time to spend in the kitchen. I do not make this meal often enough for my people as they go nuts when I make them! So simple. I make my Sloppy Joes with ground turkey and a few basic ingredients. Since your family will love this, double or triple the recipe and freeze it for a couple of other quick weeknight meals. You’ll be so happy you did!
If you REALLY want to drive ‘em crazy make these. My Oven French Fries are sure to please and they actually taste like a real potato…imagine that! They take a bit more effort than opening a bag (which I am certainly not above!) but will be well worth it!
Homemade Sloppy Joes
1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey*
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, finely diced
4 cloves fresh garlic, finely minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon chili powder, or more to your taste
1 6 ounce can of tomato paste
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 cups water
8 hamburger buns
1) Heat a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the oil. Add the ground meat to to the hot skillet and add the onion garlic and salt and pepper. Cook until the meat is cooked through.
2) Add the chili powder, tomato paste and the brown sugar. Stir the mixture to incorporate the ingredients into the meat. Add the water all at once. Simmer for about 10 minutes or until you’ve achieved the right consistency for the saucy meat to to onto a bun. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Makes 8 happy, smiley, and very much appreciated servings.
There you go. An easy, delicious and healthy dinner for your family that everyone will LOVE.
Have a great weekend!
*you can substitute beef for the turkey meat. I would suggest cooking the beef all the way through and then draining off any excess fat before adding the rest of the ingredients.