Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Turkey Sloppy Joes

I adapted this recipe from Tyler Florence's "Ultimate Sloppy Joes". My whole family loved it and the sloppy joe meat was sweet and tangy and you wouldn't even guess it's ground turkey. We had it on the potato rolls that I made yesterday and it was a perfect pairing (IMHO :)).

Turkey Sloppy Joes

extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, chopped (about 1 1/3 cups)
1 lb ground turkey (I used 93/7 fat turkey)
kosher salt and pepper
1 1/3 cups ketchup (I used Sprouts "all natural" ketchup)
3 tablespoons yellow mustard
1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (depending on heat desired)
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

Pour about 2 tablespoons (count to 3 while streaming oil into pan) into a heavy bottomed pot or dutch oven and heat. Add chopped onion and cook for about 3 minutes until onions are tender. Add ground turkey and season well with salt and pepper. Brown turkey, breaking up with a wooden spoon or spatula, takes 7-10 minutes. Add ketchup, mustard, cayenne, brown sugar, and tomato paste. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add red wine vinegar and heat through. Serve in split rolls or hamburger buns.

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