These are one of Brad's favorite things to eat. I usually make a double or triple batch and freeze the rest in freezer bags or containers! This recipe was inspired by Rachael Ray's more traditional Sloppy Joes.
Turkey Sloppy Joes
- 1 1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey (the leaner the better!)
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon Emeril's Original Essence
- 1/2 Vidalia onion, chopped
- 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 1/2 cups canned tomato sauce
- 1 cup Fire Roasted diced tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 4 crusty rolls or hamburger buns
- Heat a large skillet over medium high heat.
- Add oil and turkey and begin to brown it.
- Add brown sugar and Essence and continue browning.
- Once the turkey is completely cooked, add onion, red peppers, red wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce to the skillet.
- Continue cooking for 5 minutes, then add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and tomato paste.
- Reduce heat and bring to a simmer, then simmer for an additional 5 to 8 minutes.
- Serve Sloppy Joe mixture on the rolls (if you like it messy, serve it as a sandwich. I prefer to use a knife and fork and serve it open-faced).
Cooking time (duration): 5
Number of servings (yield): 4
Meal type: supper
Culinary tradition: USA (General)