Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Sloppy Joes 4 College Cooking

Start off the semester with some incredibly simple meals reminiscent of summer and home! (Plus, I always love recipes that only requiring a skillet, stirring and eating). Set the tone for eating good food on a tight college budget with quick meals like this classic recipe from decades ago! Make it even better by sharing it with friends!

Found this recipe from The Pioneer Woman's Frontier Cookbook, but decided to substitute ground turkey for beef--less fat and lighter, but just as delish! Other than knowing how to dice a pepper and onion, there is really no skill required--simply add one ingredient after the other--really!

Make sure you use a sturdier roll, slightly crusty, i.e. Kaiser Roll when eating these tasty sandwiches--something that won't sag into mush upon contact with meat mixture! 

Sloppy Joes 4 College Living

Large non-skillet
Wooden spoon

1 tsp butter
2 tsp olive or grapeseed oil
1 1/4 lb ground turkey breast
1/2 green pepper, diced
1/2 onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup water
1 Tbls brown sugar
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1-2 tsp worchestershire sauce
Tobasco to taste
Salt & pepper to taste

4 Kaiser rolls

1. Wash your hands. 
2. Prep your ingredients and get equipment ready!

3. Heat skillet with butter, olive oil and brown meat. 

4. Add green pepper and onion.
5. Add garlic. 

6. Add ketchup and 1/2 cup water. If you like it "sweeter", add more ketchup. 
7. Add brown sugar, chili powder, dry mustard, pepper flakes, and Worchestershire sauce.

8. Stir and let flavors simmer over low heat. Adjust salt, pepper and flavor to taste.

9. Toast your rolls with light butter. 
10. Assemble and dig in.

These sandwiches will rock any college apartment living and off-campus dining. 
Nice on the wallet!
Minimal skills required!
Easy to double the batch!
Under 20 minutes from start to finish!

Make it this week, then share it!

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