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.
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
- Brown the ground turkey with chopped onions (a couple of shakes’ worth)
- 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.
- 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.