I love everyday meals that have a little twist on them to make them extra tasty. Take sloppy joes for example, usually the flavor comes out of a can courtesy of Manwich, not my idea of a wholesome, tasty meal. But let Tyler Florence take a shot at them and you have some darn good sloppy joes.
The Ultimate Sloppy Joes
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
- Kosher salt and 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
- 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.