Sloppy Joes. Pure comfort food in my book. Many, many different ways to make them and they're all delicious.
I was intrigued by this Cincinnati Sloppy Joe recipe. I loved the idea of beans and chocolate in my sloppy joe.
This was delicious. I ate mine over mashed potatoes. I like to eat a lot of things over mashed potatoes.
Hubs of course still wanted a bun. It's okay. I'll let him. :-)
Cincinnati Sloppy Joes Recipe
Adapted from Rachael Ray
2 lbs. ground turkey, 93%
1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
Salt and pepper
1 tbsp. ancho chili powder
1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. dried oregano
3 tbsp. tomato paste
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. worcestershire sauce
1 cup chicken stock
1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
1 can (14 oz) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
Cook ground turkey. Add pepper, onion and garlic and cook for about 3 minutes until it softens. Add all the spices and cook for a couple of minutes. Add the tomato paste, brown sugar and worcestershire, cook for another minute or so.
Add the chicken stock and tomato sauce and simmer for a few minutes to thicken. Add the beans. Serve on slider buns, sandwich thins or over mashed potatoes like I did.
Total calories = 1780 calories
6 servings = 296 calories per serving
1 serving sloppy joes + 2 servings mashed potatoes = 456 calorie dinner
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Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.