Monday, August 2, 2010

Buffalo Style Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes are always a hit and this version was no different. Using ground turkey and whole wheat buns helped to lower the fat and calorie count. Another winner in my book!

1 lb ground turkey, lean
1 carrot; peeled and diced
2 celery stalks; washed and diced
2-3 cloves of garlic; minced
1 yellow onion; diced
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup hot sauce (or more or less to your taste)
1/2 tablespoon tomato paste (I buy the paste in a tube and store in my fridge)
1/3 cup chicken stock
Whole wheat buns
Blue cheese crumbles
Broccoli Slaw

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add turkey and break up with a wooden spoon. When the turkey is no longer pink, drain. Return to pan and add carrots, celery, garlic and onion. Season with salt and pepper. Stir together and cook for another 7-8 minutes.

While the mixture continues to cook, make the sauce. In a small bowl, combine vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce and chicken stock. Pour sauce over turkey mixture and stir together. Lower heat to medium-low and add tomato paste. Adjust seasoning as needed.

Toast the buns in toaster and build your sloppy joe. Top with blue cheese crumbles and broccoli slaw (for a little crunch).

You may have noticed that our ratings haven't been showing up lately.... this is because we both got a little tired of rating each meal. I decided that if we both like it, I will post it. We both REALLY liked this one. Give it a try!

Recipe adapted from A Little Ditty (my talented friend Ali's talented sister, Kristen) and the Food Network's Rachael Ray.

3 comments:

  1. I'm so excited that you made this. I thought it looked so good when my sister posted it but I haven't made it yet - So many recipes, so little time! See you soon!
    Ali

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  2. Awesome, I'm so glad you liked this recipe!!

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  3. I loved it! Thanks for the post!

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