Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sloppy Joe Sliders

This is a relatively healthy version of sloppy joes, perfect for a mid-week meal.  Not very glamorous, but what do you expect on a Wednesday night?  If desired, you can substitute ground beef, but the sauce is tasty enough that it tastes just as good with turkey (and I think the texture is better!).

1 pound lean ground turkey
1 15 oz can tomato sauce
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp white vinegar
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
Salt to taste
Ground black pepper to taste
Buns (your choice!)


In a skillet over medium heat, brown the turkey, then drain any grease.  Add tomato sauce, vinegar, sugar and spices; mix thoroughly.  Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes, until sauce has thickened.  Season with salt and pepper and taste - add more cayenne or sugar if necessary.  It should be sweet and spicy!

Serve on toasted hamburger buns or mini Hawaiian rolls, which have a nice sweetness.  Toasting the buns will stop the sandwiches from getting soggy.  Enjoy!

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