Hi everyone! My name is Katie, and I blog over at Clarks Condensed about recipes, parenting and pregnancy, thrifty living and more. I’m so excited to be sharing a recipe on Heather’s blog today!
I’m not a huge fan of sloppy joes…I never have been! There’s just something about the taste that is a little off to me. Don’t get wrong — I’ll eat them (really, I’ll eat just about anything!), but when given a choice, it’s definitely not my top choice. A few months ago, we were eating dinner at my sister’s house, and she made us sloppy joes. However, these sloppy joes were like none other that I’ve had before. They were so good, and void of that “off taste” that I feel most sloppy joes have.
A few days after that, I found myself craving this sloppy joes like crazy, so I set out to try and recreate the recipe myself. I searched the kitchen for a few essential ingredients, and just went to town!
I love using ground turkey instead of ground beef for a lighter choice, and I can hardly resist throwing in onions and green peppers into just about every dish I make. My husband absolutely loved these, as did my son, and it has become a recipe I love to make. They are so easy, and perfect for week night meals!
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound ground turkey
- ½ cup chopped green pepper
- ½ cup chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 8 ounces tomato sauce
- ½ cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoon mustard
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- ½ tablespoon liquid smoke
- Brown ground turkey in olive oil in a large pot or skillet. Once browned, add in green pepper and onion garlic, and cook until they are soft.
- In a small bowl, mix together tomato sauce, ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, and liquid smoke. Add to ground turkey and vegetables and bring to a boil. Let boil 1-2 minutes and then bring it down to a simmer. Serve on buns.