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.
Add ground turkey and season with salt and pepper. I decided to spice it up a bit and used some Emeril Lagasse Essence seasoning.
Brown well all over, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, about 7 to 10 minutes.
Add all remaining ingredients and stir together until well combined.
Reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 12 minute. Season it once more before serving.
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.
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!
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.
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