Happy Hump Day!
We’ve finally got some consistent sunshine in these parts. Woo Hoo! After my work day, I had to get out and enjoy it. I walked for a bit while chatting with my SIL.
Truth, my workouts have been lacking this week due to my work schedule, so I figured any exercise will help my body and mind. Our food this week, on the other hand, has been pretty on point!
This week was a bit different because we started the week with a delicious meal at Wildfire. My Monday was pretty fantastic, and I was able to whip up some Buffalo Chicken Chili and a new Sloppy Joe recipe. Thank you Adam Sandler for inspiring my post title!
Funny Story…the store was out of green peppers, but I remembered that I had a small can of diced green chili peppers in my pantry. I figured that’d be perfect and dumped them into my turkey. They looked a bit off and when I looked at the can on it’s way into the recycling, I realized that I just poured a ton of jalapeno peppers into my pan!
Not surprising as I make mistakes a bunch in the kitchen! To try to fix it, I pulled out about 75% of them and hoped that they’d add flavor and not be too spicy.
Instead, when I did my initial taste test, I felt there was an overwhelming mustard flavor. I am new to eating mustard so may have used the wrong kind. I poured in more ketchup and BBQ sauce, and the end result was superb!
So I should admit that growing up I was never that into sloppy joe’s while the BOY claims that he was a huge Manwich fan. I had to ask him for his opinion of this recipe. Was it good? Yes! Did it taste like sloppy joe’s? Kind of! So take that for what it’s worth…a tasty dinner (he made a sandwich while I did a quinoa bowl with avocado), but it may not replicate your childhood favorite meal : )
Would love to chat more about the intricate details of sloppy joe’s, but I’ve got a Blackhawks game to watch!
Do you like Sloppy Joe’s?
Meal Planning 4/11/16
Monday: Out to Eat
Tuesday: Sloppy Joe’s
Wednesday: Sausages and Veggies
Thursday: Buffalo Chicken Chili
Slow Cooker Turkey Sloppy Joes
- 1 pound (454 grams) ground turkey breast (raw)
- 1 cup onion, diced
- 1/2 cup green pepper, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp yellow mustard
- 1/4 cup natural ketchup
- 1 8 oz can no-salt added tomato sauce
- 1 Tbsp BBQ sauce
Note: I would recommend combing your sauce well before putting it into the crockpot. I ended up adjusting my quantities.
Mist a skillet with oil and brown raw turkey, onions and green pepper over medium heat. (You could skip this step, but you will get a better flavor.) Place turkey meat, onions & green pepper in the slow cooker. Add all the other ingredients and mix well. (See Note Above!) Cover and cook on LOW for 3-4 hours or HIGH for 2-3 hours. If you don’t brown the meat first, then cook on LOW for 5-6 hours or HIGH for 3-4 hours.