I hope the is post makes sense. If not you will have to pardon my mistakes. Some little man woke me up at 2:15 this morning. He was cold. I took him back to his room, all of his covers were completely off of his bed. He is a restless sleeper. Then I "tried" to go back to bed, but that didn't work very well.
All of that to say, I think I found a sloppy joe recipe that I can live with. I found the recipe in Rachael Ray's 30 minute meals 2 and tweaked it a bit. They were yummy! A perfect quick and easy week night meal. Add some fruit, veg, and maybe a few potato chips because potato chips are good with sloppy joes.
I might add a little mustard next time. Otherwise we really liked these.
1 Tbs. Extra Virgin Olive oil
1 pound ground turkey (I used extra-lean)
A little less than 1/4 of cup brown sugar
Salt & Pepper
1 small onion finely chopped
1 small red pepper finely chopped
1 tbs. red wine vinegar
1 tbs. worcestershire sauce
1 16 oz. can tomato sauce
2 tbs ketchup
4 toasted buns
Heat a large skillet over med-high heat. Add the olive oil and the turkey breaking it up and spreading it around. Add the brown sugar and the salt and pepper to taste combine with the turkey. When the meat is brown add the onions and red pepper. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the vinegar and stir. Then add the worcestershire, tomato sauce, and ketchup stirring to combine. We like our sloppy joes pretty thick and not super saucy. So I cranked the heat up and let the sauce get thick. If you like a more soupy consistency, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Serve on toasted buns. YUM!!
Second day of school and they are already working super hard!! Katie has an oral presentation tomorrow. They miss each other in the mornings. No more breakfast dates and drop-offs. I so love being their Mom. Early mornings and all. Happy Thursday friends!