Again I have been hiding vegetables in food. This one still surprises me that everyone eats, even little Savannah. Sloppy Joe is a go to food for a lot of families and everyone uses different recipes or the easy out of a can option. As I made this and measured things, I realized our recipe is a bit more vegetable than it is meat… you could probably make it completely vegetarian if you wish too. Anyway, here is our recipe for the American classic, Sloppy Joe.
1 tbls Olive Oil
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup diced celery
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 pound ground turkey
1 small summer squash diced (optional)
2 (8oz) cans tomato sauce
2 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp Red wine vinegar
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tbls BBQ sauce
1. Put olive oil in a skillet and heat. Saute carrots, celery, and onion for about five minutes. Add the ground turkey and cook through. (we use a really lean ground turkey so we do not need to drain the meat) Drain if needed.
2. Add the tomato sauce, dry mustard, vinegar, Worcestershire, sugar, and BBQ sauce. Stir together and add in the squash if using. Bring to a simmer.
3. At this point things look kind of soupy. Let it simmer until it is of desired consistency. Usually around 10 minutes.
4. Serve over hamburger buns or bread. Goes great with a little shredded cheese.
I hope your family enjoys this as much as we do.
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