How is it the end of June already?! Next week is the Fourth of July, it seems like yesterday we were just celebrating our Nation’s birthday. Oh bother…
This upcoming weekend is Erica’s first bridal shower. That’s right “first” as in there will be a second bridal shower in a few weeks. Our families are divided geographically so she is getting two, one in Maryland and one in Pennsylvania. Needless to say, we are excited to see what new cooking stuff we get! Maybe we will get a nice new slow cooker (hint, hint, nudge, nudge).
Until we get a new slow cooker we’ll stick with Declan’s grandmother’s old slow cooker which served its purpose in this recipe. We finally took a crack at sloppy Joe’s, but our sloppy Joe’s are legit…because we used ground turkey! Don’t think that sounds good? Well why don’t you just give it a try and let us know what you think then!
Put that can back on the shelf, you aren’t going to need it anymore.
- Servings – 4 to 6 sandwiches
- Prep time – 10 minutes
- Cook time – 6 hours
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 finely minced onion
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 15 oz can of tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 teaspoon yellow mustard
- Hot dog buns
1. Brown the ground turkey and onions in a large pan over medium heat.
2. In a slow cooker, combine all the rest of the ingredients (except for the buns of course) and add in the browned turkey and onions. Cook on low for 6 hours.
3. Right before the 6 hours is up, spread some butter on the hot dog buns and broil in the oven for a few minutes.
4. Pour a bit of the sloppy Joe’s over the buns and enjoy!