Turkey Sloppy Joe Sauce
This is a great recipe that was inspired from one of my favorite blogs which has sadly disappeared from the internet. Why can that be unfound and yet the pictures of me in college, drunk, still available?! This is a healthy dinner and can be a classic sandwich, as a pasta sauce or served over a baked potato which is how us Campbells roll. This recipe has been doubled because it is great to have on hand in the freezer, my kids love it and it has vegetables so I feel all warm and fuzzy about serving it!
Turkey Sloppy Joes
- ¼ cup Olive Oil
- 2 Onions, diced
- 2 bell peppers, diced
- 6-8 stalks of Celery, diced
- 6-8 Carrots, either grated or diced small
- 2 Tablespoons minced Garlic
- 1 small can of Tomato Paste
- 2 packages Ground Turkey, approximately 40 oz
- 1 Tablespoon Smoked Paprika
- 2 Tablespoons Italian Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon Allspice
- 2 cans Tomato Sauce or Crushed Tomatoes, 30 oz total
- 4 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
- 3 Tablespoons compliant BBQ Sauce, I prefer Tessemae's
- Salt and Pepper throughout
- Heat the olive oil in a large pot, like a Dutch oven, over medium-high heat. Add the onions, carrots, and celery, season with salt and pepper, cook until the onions are translucent.
- Add the garlic and cook for a couple minutes until fragrant. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for a few minutes.
- Throw the turkey in and season with salt and pepper. Cook all the way through and browned. Sauté the spices with the turkey so they get a bit toasted.
- Pour in the tomatoes, apple cider vinegar, and the BBQ Sauce. Let it simmer for about 30 minutes or more for the most flavor.
- This recipe is delicious on a baked potato, over mashed sweet potatoes, over pasta, or traditional on a bun (we are not fond of traditional sloppy joe's because they are too sloppy!)
**To prepare for the freezer, cool down completely and either package in a Tupperware or freezer bag.