How To Make Sloppy Joes

As the name suggests, this sandwich can be rather messy to eat. Sloppy Joes, which are typically served on a hamburger bun, are made from seasoned ground beef or turkey, onions and tomato sauce. The dish requires little prep work and is budget friendly. Be sure to drain out the excess liquid after the meat has browned. If you are hesitant to make this dish because of the mess, try filling a pita pocket with the mixture. The Sloppy Joe is a backyard cookout staple – maybe because it requires less cleanup. This simple sandwich is an American classic that is sure to satisfy kids and adults alike. Serve with no-frills classics like coleslaw or corn on the cob. In this video, Chef Mark provides an online cooking lesson for making Sloppy Joes. For more great cooking demonstration videos, subscribe to the LearnToCookOnline YouTube channel.

Sloppy Joes Recipe

1 pound fresh ground turkey
1-2 oz. olive oil
1 medium onion, small diced
3 celery stalks, small diced
1/2 green pepper, small diced
1/2 red pepper, small diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 jalapeno, diced with seeds

Items for Sauce:
1 oz. of ketchup
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 oz of red wine vinegar (or more if you like it more tangy)
1-2 tbsp dark brown sugar (adjust to personal taste)
1/4 tsp fresh thyme
Large pinch of ground cloves (can adjust this upwards if you like the flavor)
1/8 tsp. freshly ground tellicherry black pepper
1 15oz can of tomato sauce
1-2 whole wheat buns, toasted
1. Heat two skillets add oil, and lightly brown the vegetables, add the meat and brown well, stir again when browned to combine.
2. When meat is browned, add the garlic and the jalapeño. Cook for 2-4 minutes
3. Add the items for the sauce, in succession and simmer for 3-5 minutes
4. Reduce the consistency if you like it thicker
5. Add 1/8 tsp of sea salt at the end and adjust taste as desired
6. Serve on toasted whole wheat bun(s)

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