Sloppy Joe

Sloppy Joe 550

Ahhh there is nothing more vintage, more classic or more reminiscent of childhood then a good sloppy joe.  The savory, yummy, sloppy goodness of a sloppy joe is something that cannot be compared to any other sandwich.   Yes this sandwich is simple and straightforward but don’t let it fool you, it’s can be a little piece of heaven between two buns.

Heat a large deep skillet with olive oil, add onions, peppers and carrots saute for 2 to 3 minutes until onions are translucent.

Sloppy Joe

Add ground turkey and season with salt and pepper.   I decided to spice it up a bit and used some Emeril Lagasse Essence seasoning.

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Brown well all over, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, about 7 to 10 minutes.

Sloppy Joe

Add all remaining ingredients and stir together until well combined.

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Reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 12 minute.  Season it once more before serving.

Sloppy Joe

Pile the sloppy job mixture high on a bun.  Make sure it is enough to fall out the sides as you eat it, because that is the point to a sloppy joe.

Sloppy Joe 550

I almost forgot how much I loved sloppy joes when I was a kid.  This sloppy joe is most certainly savory, but it has a hint of sweetness and a bit of heat that creeps up on you.  May favorite part of course is when the filling falls out and I have to use my fries to scoop it up.  Mmmmm…..yummy!

Print Recipe

Sloppy Joes (Adapted from Tyler Florence : Food Network)

  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup carrot, diced
  • 1/2 green pepper, diced
  • 1 lbs lean ground turkey
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cups ketchup
  • 2 Tbs yellow mustard
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 Tbs brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 Tbs tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup diced canned tomatoes
  • 1/2 Tbs red wine vinegar

Set a heavy-based pot over medium-high heat and add a 3-count of olive oil. Add onions, peppers and carrot and saute for 2 to 3 minutes until onions are translucent. Add ground turkey, season well with salt and pepper and brown well all over, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, about 7 to 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, stir until well combined, reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 12 minute.  Season it once more before serving.

Serve on buns with a side of crispy fries.

Comments

  1. says

    How weird. I was just thinking today that I hadn’t made sloppy joes since college, and then I see your post. My wife abhors them, so I haven’t made them.

    I think it’s time to send the wife out for dinner.

  2. says

    Wow, it certainly brings back some memories… I tried them when I lived in Canada, although, once back in Spain, never even tried to make them again… perhaps it’s time, right?

  3. says

    ‘sloppy joe, slop, sloppy joe.’ do you know adam sandler’s song ‘lunchlady land’? that’s what i think of every time i see sloppy joes. every time. so good. :)

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