Thursday, March 22, 2012

Zesty Sloppy Joes

More sloppy joes.  It's my blog and I can do what I want. I like sloppy joes and rarely have to make the same ones twice. 

These were quite zesty.  Thus the name. They went nicely with some mashed potatoes. 

Zesty Sloppy Joes
Adapted from Kiddie Corner Deals

2 lbs. ground turkey, lean
1 large onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
2 tbsp. garlic, minced
1 tbsp. mustard
1 1/4 cups ketchup
1 tbsp. seasoned salt
2 tbsp. worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp. brown sugar
2 cans Rotel with green chile
1 tbsp. tomato paste (optional)

Brown ground turkey in a large skillet.  Add onions, peppers, garlic and seasoning. Cook 10 minutes uncovered, stirring often.  Add the ketchup, mustard, worcestershire sauce, brown sugar and rotel.  Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring every so often.  I added about a tablespoon of tomato paste to it to thicken it slightly and and more tomato taste.

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  1. I adore Sloppy Joes, they are one of my favourite comfort foods. They always make me smile because my friend's mom used to call them Sloppy Sams because my Dad's name was Joe!! I really like the spices you have used in this version, and the addition of the mustard too. It's also lovely that you used turkey as well - a really healthy alternative to beef.

  2. YUM! We just ate some sloppy "toms" Monday night. I'm being silly with the name because of Tom Turkey and I used ground turkey vs beef. This sounds really good, especially with the Rotel...addict here you know :)

  3. It's amazing just how many variations on sloppy joes there are! But they're such a crowd pleaser that I guess it makes sense!

  4. Your zesty sloppy joe's sound great. I love that you pair them with potatoes instead of putting them on a bun - that is my favorite way to eat sloppy joes too.