The Baker Upstairs: Turkey Sloppy Joes

7.10.2019

Turkey Sloppy Joes

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These simple turkey sloppy joes take less than 30 minutes to make, and they are so flavorful and delicious!

These simple turkey sloppy joes take less than 30 minutes to make, and they are so flavorful and delicious!

One of the weirdest things about my family's new house is that our kitchen has no accessible air vents. It appears as though the kitchen was remodeled 3-4 years before we bought it, and for reasons I can only guess at, they closed off the only air vent in the room and put the fridge in front of it. There's still a range hood over the stove (so there's some ventilation), but there's no way for air conditioning or heating to enter the kitchen. This means, of course, that it's freezing cold during the winter, and boiling hot during the summer. We moved in at the end of July last year, and we were so busy with house projects and getting unpacked that I hardly cooked at all during the rest of the summer. 

This year, though, I've been trying to keep up my normal routine of cooking dinner 5-6 nights per week, and it is getting sooooooo hot in there! Even with a portable fan going, it gets unbearably hot. (It doesn't help that the kitchen window is west-facing and blasted by hot sun all afternoon.) We're saving up the money to remodel the kitchen (and in the process relocate the vent so I can have some sweet, sweet air conditioning in there), but for now I'm just trying to stick to quick and easy meals that don't heat up the kitchen too much. These turkey sloppy joes are perfect! They take less than thirty minutes to make, and my whole family loves them. The simple homemade sloppy joe sauce is flavorful and delicious, with a perfect mix of sweet and savory flavors. These sloppy joes are one of my go-to meals when nothing else sounds good, and we eat them often. They're perfect served on a warm toasted bun (extra points if you butter your bun for maximum deliciousness!), and if I'm feeling extra festive, we throw on a slice of cheddar or pepper jack cheese. They're totally delicious!

These simple turkey sloppy joes take less than 30 minutes to make, and they are so flavorful and delicious!
Turkey Sloppy Joes

2 pounds lean ground turkey
3/4 cup ketchup
3/4 cup barbecue sauce (we like Sweet Baby Ray's)
2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon mustard
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Cook the turkey in a large skillet over medium heat, crumbling it into pieces, until cooked through. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the ketchup, barbecue sauce, worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Pour the sauce over the turkey and mix until blended. Cook 2/3 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened slightly and darkened in color. Serve hot on toasted buns.
These simple turkey sloppy joes take less than 30 minutes to make, and they are so flavorful and delicious!

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