Sloppy Joe sandwiches are one of the meals that remind me of being a kid. We used to eat them pretty regularly, but with the sauce that comes from a can. I’ve made them several times for my kids and found that if I put anything between a bun, my son will eat it. That’s a win in my book especially since he seems to be getting more picky by the day!
I loved this recipe and the fact that I had just about everything in my pantry and fridge to make it. I used ground turkey in place of ground beef to make it a bit more healthy. I’ll use onion rolls next time, but my kiddos loved it with fried onions on top for a little crunch.
1 tsp olive oil
1 small onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb 94% lean ground turkey
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup spicy low sugar BBQ sauce
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp yellow mustard
In a medium skillet, warm the oil over medium high heat. Saute the onion and peppers for 5 minutes and then add in the garlic and cook for 1 to 2 more minutes until the onions are translucent. Remove and place the cooked vegetables in a small bowl. In the same skillet, cook the ground turkey. Season with salt and pepper. Add the cooked vegetables back into the skillet with the turkey. Add the ketchup, BBQ sauce, Worcestershire, vinegar and mustard to the pan. Stir well until combined. Bring to a simmer and allow to cook on low for 10 minutes. If the sauce thickens up too much, add a tablespoon of water.
When ready to serve, place a scoopful on a hamburger roll. Add any toppings you’d like and dig in!
Source: Ambitious Kitchen