The only way I have ever made sloppy joes was using Manwich and I'm not gonna lie...I LOVE the stuff. It's so tangy and simply delish! I knew I didn't have any in the pantry and in an effort to try and clean out my pantry...I decided to make my own. How hard could it be? Not very!!! I browsed around for ideas and came across a great recipe from none other than The Pioneer Woman herself. I changed it up quite bit and they were AWESOME!!! I know most recipes call for brown sugar, we don't really like it sweet, so I didn't even bother with it...and I added jalapenos and lots of Tabasco for some heat!
I'm sorry Manwich but I don't know if I will be able to continue our relationship...
1 lb ground turkey
1/2 yellow onion, diced
2 jalapenos, diced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 1/2 cups ketchup
3/4 to 1 cup water
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon A1 steak sauce
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Tabasco sauce, to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt & pepper, to taste
Topping suggestions :
- Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the turkey, onions, garlic and jalapenos. Cook until turkey is no longer pink. Approx 10 minutes.
- Add the ketchup, water, mustard, Worcestershire, A1 sauce, crushed red pepper, Tabasco, salt and pepper. Simmer for 20-30 minutes tasting along the way. You many want to add more Tabasco, salt and/or pepper depending on you taste.
- Serve on your favorite bun and ENJOY!
NOTE : This makes about 6 sandwiches.
|NOT pictured..A1, garlic, salt, pepper and mustard...my bad!|
|Needed a tad more ketchup and mustard...|
|Onion buns are the way to go! Soooo goood!|
You could easily substitute the ground turkey for beef...we at so much red meat over the weekend that I felt the need to give my arteries a bit of a rest! Post on that to come later...
I hope everyone has a fabulous day!!!
I will try to, despite the fact that it is raining...AGAIN...