When I was a kid, I never really went to summer camp.
Hey, I’m a city boy at heart. I don’t do the whole “sleep in a cabin and get dirty” thing (apparently Katie can).
The other day (yesterday), I was watching a movie that involved Sloppy Joes. I’d prefer not to disclose the title of the movie (for fear of embarrassment), but I will tell you that it made me crave a Sloppy Joe.
To be honest, I wasn’t exactly sure what a Sloppy Joe actually was until I started looking for recipes.
*Insert gasping noises here*
Is it sweet, spicy, or what?
I’m not exactly sure how to describe these, but I know two things:
- They are VERY MESSY.
- They are VERY DELICIOUS.
- 1 TBS olive oil
- 1 medium onion, finely minced
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 3 TBS tomato paste
- 1 pound of ground turkey
- 1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes (you can substitute crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce)
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon organic tamari (or soy sauce)
- 4 hamburger buns or rolls
- In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Sauté onions and garlic for 5 minutes or until softened. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Add tomato paste and cook (while stirring) for 1-2 minutes.
- Add turkey and cook (while breaking up with a spoon) for 4-5 minutes until no longer pink.
- Add tomatoes, agave nectar, apple cider vinegar, and tamari.
- Cook for 15 minutes until slightly thickened.
- Serve on buns or rolls.
- Try not to make a mess.
(That’s my hand)
Did you eat Sloppy Joes when you were a kid?