Recipe: Mom’s “Poor Man’s” Sloppy Joes


Some times you just want something simple to eat, whether it’d be for lunch or dinner. I grew up with my mom making this simple dish for lunch on the weekends when we wanted something more than simple sandwiches. So she would make what she called a “Poor Man’s” sloppy joe.

Easy mid-week meal: Sloppy joes on whole wheat bread with SteamFresh green beans and potatoes

Easy mid-week meal: Sloppy joes on whole wheat bread with SteamFresh green beans and potatoes

We never had the pre-made sloppy joe stuff in the can. We just made our own:

Mom’s “Poor Man’s” Sloppy Joes

1 pound ground turkey
Dried chopped onions
Ketchup
BBQ sauce

  1. Brown the ground turkey with chopped onions (a couple of shakes’ worth)
  2. To taste, add ketchup and BBQ sauce (with a couple tablespoons of water). I like my sloppy joe to have a little bit of a tang from the BBQ sauce, so I’ll have a little more of that than the ketchup. I’ve never measured out how much of each I use, but be sure to have some water so the mixture can simmer some.
  3. Allow the mixture to simmer for a few minutes. Serve on a slice of whole wheat bread.

I’ve used the leftovers on top of a salad mix after a run and it tasted awesome.

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