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Tyler Florence’s Ultimate Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes are so great, am I right??  They take me back to lunch time in school, but thinking back, I’m sure those were probably pretty gross.  But we all loved them!  So here is a amped up, so good and actually good for you version that I adapted from Tyler Florence.

Yum!!  Totally sloppy and it will spill out everywhere!  Just how it should be.  I served them with roasted sweet potatoes, my lazy version of making fries.  A little olive oil, salt and pepper and that’s it.  My entire family gobbles them up.  Side note, I use organic, natural ingredients where I can.  The ketchup I used was a natural, no sugar added from either Hunts or Heinz.


Tyler Florence’s Ultimate Sloppy Joes

Serving Size: 4

Olive oil

1/2 large onion, diced

1 pound lean ground turkey

salt and pepper

For the sauce

2 cups ketchup

1/4 cup yellow mustard

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 tablespoon honey

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

Set a heavy-based pot over medium-high heat and add about 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Add onions and saute for 2-3 minutes until translucent. Add ground turkey, season well with salt and pepper and brown well all over. Break it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks, about 7-10 minutes. Add ketchup, mustard, tomato paste, honey and cayenne. Reduce heat and simmer for 10-12 minutes. Finish with a splash of red wine vinegar and check for seasoning once more before serving on good rolls.


(Source:  Adapted from Tyler Florence)

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