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Our Favorite Sloppy Joes

Today certainly started off with a bang.

Or a buzz.

Or a buzz with a stinger attached.

Two of them, actually. 

This morning, while taking the dogs out, I discovered a wasp nest in the backyard – and before I knew what was happening, I was stung twice. Son of a frosted cupcake……. it hurt…...badI quickly ushered the puppies into the house, and promptly called our landlord.

The pest control people will be here tomorrow with a blowtorch.

I can’t wait…. I’ll be singing “Burn, baby, burn” while he sends them to a fiery death. 

Pretty dramatic, wouldn’t you agree?

Our Favorite Sloppy Joes – adapted from Tyler Florence

Extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, diced
1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
Freshly ground black pepper
2 cups ketchup
1/4 cup yellow mustard
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons tomato paste (I used chili sauce, it’s what I had on hand)
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
12 parker house rolls

Set a heavy-based pot over medium-high heat and add a 3-count of olive oil. Add onions and saute for 2 to 3 minutes until translucent. Add ground turkey, season well with salt and pepper and brown well all over, breaking it up with a wooden spoon – about 7 to 10 minutes. Add ketchup, mustard, cayenne, brown sugar and tomato paste. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes. Finish with a splash of red wine vinegar and season it once more before serving on parker rolls.



One thought on “Our Favorite Sloppy Joes

  1. Darn son of a guns, you’re right. Years ago, I walked out of a restaurant with my husband and was minding my own business and a bee stung me right on my foot. That sucker swelled up like crazy and I had to get an antibiotic. Grr. Sloppy Joes are a hit around here,.

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