Saturday, March 28, 2009

Sloppy Joes, Slop, Sloppy Joes, Yeah!

I tweaked a reciped from that tasted amazing and it was also low-fat and calories!
You Need:
  • 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground TURKEY (yes, turkey, my hamburger meat will be pleasantly surprised, so trust me on this and try it!)
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 tbs of olive oil
  • Season All Salt
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper (I prefer Kosher Salt because it has bigger granuels, and seems to taste better. Plus, I just like saying the word "kosher".)
  • 1 can of Del Monte brand "Sloppy Joe: Original"
  • 5 whole wheat hamburger buns (I prefer Mrs. Baird's wheat buns. Mrs. Baird's always seems to be the softest, and freshest bread.)
  • Mustard

Using a medium pan, saute onion in olive oil until onion is soft, but not translucent. Add turkey meat and brown. Season to taste with Season All salt, kosher salt, and pepper. The original recipe calls for "fresh ground pepper," but you can use whichever kind of pepper you prefer. (Does anyone remember the SNL skit, "More fresh, ground pepp-ah?") Anywhoo, you shouldn't have much fat to drain (thanks to your choice of lean turkey over hamburger meat), but drain any fat from the pan. Return to stove and add the can of Sloppy Joe sauce. Cook on medium heat until sauce is warm and bubbly. Cook on low for five to ten minutes while you toast the wheat buns. On a cookie sheet, butter the buns and broil in the oven until toasted, which literally takes one to two minutes. We like mustard on our buns (ha!), but you may want ketchup. Scoop and serve on toasted buns!

Sloppy Joe sauce can be found in the same aisle that you would buy canned chili, or beans.

My favorite brand of bread is Mrs. Baird's! Delicious!


  1. What brand of ground turkey did you use? We made burgers out of turkey last night and the meat had the consistency of snot. It was REALLY hard to work with.

  2. I'll have to look at the package next time I buy. I get it at walmart, but you have to cook ground turkey a lot longer than you do hamburger meat. To the point that you think you might burn it, actually!