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mickeyplanner08
03-13-2011, 01:40 PM
Sloppy joes, taverns, BBQ....whatever you want to call them...I need some help. Does anyone have a favorite recipe? Can I use 1/2 and 1/2 ground turkey with ground beef to make them slightly less "bad"? I can just grab some Manwich, but that is really not my favorite, but I've got to make them for about 35 people in 2 weeks, so I'm asking for your help. Thanks!

DizneyDogs
03-13-2011, 01:59 PM
here's my favorite recipe for them

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2010/04/sloppy-joes/

I think you could easily do 1/2 beef 1/2 turkey

I have made quite a few of the recipes from that website and they have all ended up in my category of "will definitely make again!!!"

Zerosinthecloset
03-13-2011, 02:11 PM
I would start with a Google search for "sloppy joe recipes".

mickeyplanner08
03-13-2011, 02:15 PM
I would start with a Google search for "sloppy joe recipes".

I'm sure I could do that, but it's so much more fun to ask on the DIS;)

nancycg56
03-13-2011, 02:15 PM
This is the recipe I use the most ~ http://www.food.com/recipe/rachael-rays-super-scrumptious-sloppy-joes-82944 ~ they are a bit more involved than most but worth it. I think you could sub for all ground beef easily.

ceecee
03-13-2011, 02:41 PM
I use all ground turkey when I make them. Manwich is the easiest way!

EKW
03-13-2011, 02:46 PM
You can sub in the meat:

Per 6 - 8 servings you need:

1 lb. ground beef
1 can Campbells Chicken Gumbo Soup
1 small can Contadina tomato paste
1 tbsp yellow mustard
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to taste

Brown ground beef. Combine all ingredients in a slow-cooker or large pan. This is best if it is allowed to cook all day in the slow cooker. Or, cook and combine and let sit overnight, then warm before serving.

I recently made this for a group of 35. I used a 5 lb chub of ground beef and corresponding amounts of the other ingredients. It filled one large and one small slow-cooker. There was plenty for everyone.

p.s. As you can tell, this is one of those recipe's from the 1950's when convenience foods were the big thing...with the canned ingredients here being the convenience. I grew up with this recipe...and have never found one I prefer. One thing I love about it is that it includes the veggies from the soup...making it a bit healthier and waaay tastier than recipes that just use mustard and catsup!

Tinker'n'Fun
03-13-2011, 02:48 PM
I'll type out my recipe. I brown the meat 1/2 90%fat free ground beef 1/2 ground turkey breast, with onion and a few big shakes or worcheshire sauce. Once browned, I drain any grease.

In the pan I add one small jars of ketchup, a few teaspoons of yellow mustard, a little bit of garlic powder, a tablespoon or two of brown sugar, and water. Mix and cook until it thickens.

Quick, easy, and very inexpensive.

ShiPooOwner
03-13-2011, 02:51 PM
I love this recipe and have never used Manwich again after trying this one.

1 lb. ground turkey or ground beef or half and half
chopped onions to taste
1 can tomato soup
1 tbsp. ketchup
1 tsp. yellow mustard
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. vinegar

Brown the meat with the onion. I use about 1/2 large onion. Drain meat. Add all the rest of the ingredients and simmer for about 15 minutes. Serve on your favorite buns. Delicious!

TheBigBadWolf
03-13-2011, 03:09 PM
I always use ground turkey breast for Sloppy Joes. Season with salt, pepper, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and spicy mustard to taste. This is a recipe I got from the Budget Board. Since I started making it this way, we can't stand Manwich or any other brand of Sloppy Joe seasoning mix. I don't measure anything, just squirt and sprinkle until it looks right, and adjust to taste. Much, much better than the canned stuff. :)

simonsmom
03-13-2011, 03:27 PM
I use the McCormick packets. you just add tomato paste and water.

allie1078
03-13-2011, 03:40 PM
I love this recipe and have never used Manwich again after trying this one.

1 lb. ground turkey or ground beef or half and half
chopped onions to taste
1 can tomato soup
1 tbsp. ketchup
1 tsp. yellow mustard
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. vinegar

Brown the meat with the onion. I use about 1/2 large onion. Drain meat. Add all the rest of the ingredients and simmer for about 15 minutes. Serve on your favorite buns. Delicious!

This is similar to what I use. I add celery at the same time as onion and minus the sugar and vinegar.

Mrs.Malone
03-13-2011, 03:41 PM
Browned ground beef/turkey, chili sauce (the kind in a bottle sold by the cocktail sauce), worcestershire, dill relish, chopped celery. All to taste.
Works perfectly in the slow cooker for a large group. I buy whatever brand of chili sauce is on sale.

mickeyplanner08
03-13-2011, 03:45 PM
Thanks, everyone! I've done the chicken gumbo recipe before, and the last 2 times there were hard chunks in it that I couldn't identify, so I'm a little scared of that....

I also have issues with crunchy things in my sloppy joes, but I think I'll have to get over it and cook with some onions-maybe I'll puree them in my blender first. I really like the flavor, just hate it when they squeak in my teeth.

Thanks for the reassurance that I can sub some ground turkey. I don't worry about these things for my own crew, but when you are cooking for a bunch it takes some more thought!

njsweetP
03-13-2011, 05:08 PM
I used to use Manwich - then tried this recipe and never looked back...it's so
easy and sooo tasty - sub the beef portion with whatever you like - turkey/beef combo or whatever..

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/super-sloppy-joes-recipe/index.html

TheNextBelle
03-13-2011, 05:11 PM
I really don't have a recipe....but I use hamburger, sryup, brown sugar and BBQ sauce.....it is very tasty!;)

Kae
03-13-2011, 07:27 PM
I take a 1 1/2# ground beef or turkey or combo Brown it in a pan drain & I rinse the add on bottle of Chili Sauce(like Heinz) & a can of Campbells French onion soup. Cover about 15 mins or put in the crockpot.

Kae

vsimeone
03-13-2011, 08:00 PM
I use the McCormick packets. you just add tomato paste and water.

I do this too. I can't stand Manwich and even if I make them "from scratch," they aren't as good as the McCormick packet!!!

lynn46356
03-13-2011, 08:14 PM
I also make my sloppy joes using chili sauce (bottle), ketchup and brown sugar to taste. When I don't know what to make its a sloppy joes night! :)

mom0299
03-13-2011, 08:23 PM
You can sub in the meat:

Per 6 - 8 servings you need:

1 lb. ground beef
1 can Campbells Chicken Gumbo Soup
1 small can Contadina tomato paste
1 tbsp yellow mustard
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to taste

Brown ground beef. Combine all ingredients in a slow-cooker or large pan. This is best if it is allowed to cook all day in the slow cooker. Or, cook and combine and let sit overnight, then warm before serving.

I recently made this for a group of 35. I used a 5 lb chub of ground beef and corresponding amounts of the other ingredients. It filled one large and one small slow-cooker. There was plenty for everyone.

p.s. As you can tell, this is one of those recipe's from the 1950's when convenience foods were the big thing...with the canned ingredients here being the convenience. I grew up with this recipe...and have never found one I prefer. One thing I love about it is that it includes the veggies from the soup...making it a bit healthier and waaay tastier than recipes that just use mustard and catsup!


This is very much like the recipe that I grew up with and still make for my family. I have started using ground turkey instead of beef.
1 lb. grnd beef or turkey
1 can Campbell's Chicken Gumbo Soup
1 dollop (about 2 TBsp) mustard
1 dollop ketchup
1 dollop brown sugar
Brown the meat then add the other ingredients and let it simmer.

My son loves this meal so much that it is now called "Messy Nathan's" at our house instead of sloppy joes.

ennisb
03-13-2011, 08:46 PM
1/2-3/4 ground beef
1/2-3/4 ground turkey

2 large cans of tomatoe sauce
2 small cans of tomatoe paste
1 can chick peas (not required)
2 can's kidney beans (not required )
1 bottle beer (not light)
dash of hot sauce
two tbs garlic
salt
pepper
dash of sugar
1 good squirt of ketchup
1/4 chili power
1/2 cup diced hot peppers (take your pick based on your heat level)
1/2 cup peppers
1/2 cup onions.

Super easy.. Brownt the meet break it down so it's not chunky. To your likeness
Big pot. Bit of oil, add garlic, onions, peppers .. sweat them out
add meat
add sauces
add dry spices
add chili powder and hot sauce after tasting
add beer & ketchup

Takes less than 30minutes start to finish. Simmer .. the longer the better

mommy2allyandaveri
03-13-2011, 09:17 PM
I use all ground turkey when I make them. Manwich is the easiest way!

This is what I do too, everyone loves it and it's super easy;)

Tamarap
03-13-2011, 09:26 PM
Growing up I was never a fan of Sloppy Joes. I found this recipe posted on a cooking message board and absolutely love it!!!



BBQ Turkey Smokey Joes
(Rival's "The New Creative CrockPot")

3 lbs. ground turkey
1 onion finely chopped
1 green pepper, seeded and finely chopped
2 - 8 oz. cans tomato sauce
3/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 Tbs. cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. liquid smoke
1 Tbsp. Worcerstershire sauce
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder

10 onion sandwich rolls, split and toasted

Brown the turkey in a skillet and drain the fat. Place in the crockpot slow cooker and add the remaining ingredients. Stir thoroughly. Cover; cook on Low 8 to 10 hours (or on High for 3 to 4 hours). To serve, spoon turkey and sauce over the rolls.

Makes ten servings.

(Yeahrightsure!)

EDITED TO ADD: "For a 5,6, or 7 qt. cooker, double all ingredients except the ketchup, sugar and vinegar."

-Hope-
03-13-2011, 10:28 PM
I just add a bit of brown sugar, worshestershire sauce, and steak seasoning to the meat while I'm browning it and than add tomato sauce.

keltic
03-13-2011, 11:32 PM
We don't like our Sloppy Joes sweet. The way my family makes them is very simple:

Brown your ground beef/chicken/turkey. Drain grease. Add Lipton onion soup mix and tomato paste. Add water to make the consistency that you like.

fakereadhed
03-14-2011, 12:48 AM
I have started using ground turkey since DH's cholesterol went up. I add paprika when browning to fake a more brownish color.

I like homemade, but if I don't have tomatoes and peppers from the garden I can't make my own for the $1.35 pricetag on a can of Del Monte sloppy Joe sauce. It even as no HFCS.

BLLB
03-14-2011, 07:52 AM
I use the McCormick packets. you just add tomato paste and water.

I have tried many recipes and this is still my favorite.

maleficentmom
03-14-2011, 09:20 AM
This is a recipe from the CouponMom book....Brown a pkg. of turkey(chop up fine while browning),add chopped onions and cook until soft...then I add worchestshire sauce ,sugar, red wine vinegar, half of the tiny can of tomato paste, 2 cans Rotel tomatoes(if you don't like spicy use 1 15oz. reg ch. tomatoes)....grill the buns with a bit of butter,and enjoy....my teen who hates Manwiches will eat 2 of these every time!!!;)

Minnesota!
03-14-2011, 10:01 AM
I use the McCormick packets. you just add tomato paste and water.

Yep. I have tried so many variations and this is the only one I like.

DH's mom made them good, too. Just BBQ sauce and chopped onions. Put on bun with sliced pickles.

daughtersrus
03-14-2011, 12:13 PM
I came up with my own recipe when I ran out of Manwich many years ago.

I brown the meat and add in chopped green peppers and onions. Saute until they are tender. Then I add Sweet Baby Ray BBQ sauce and just a little bit of ketchup. I cook it for another 10mins or so.

Just for the heck of it, I bought a can of Manwich last year and made it for my family. We ended up throwing most of it out because no one liked it. We all agreed that it tasted like tomato soup with some meat in it. ;)