Traditional Indigenous Recipes

Turkey Sloppy Joes

The basic idea for Sloppy Joes is to make it savory and of a consistency to either “slop” over whole grain hamburger buns (or corn bread), or more firm so you can pick up the entire sandwich without it sliding out onto your lap.

For the meatless version, simply omit the turkey.

Ingredients:

4 T vegetable oil (or 6 T turkey broth)

*8 whole grain (not "wheat") hamburger buns

4 cups ground turkey (no skin)

3 green bell peppers, chopped

3 white onions, chopped

1 cup tomato sauce (salt-less if possible)

2 cups kidney beans (if you use canned, be sure to rinse and drain)

1 T yellow mustard

1 T chili powder

*4 gloves crushed garlic

Heat oil or broth in frying pan. (or, put all ingredients in a crock pot and cook on low for at least 6 hours—longer is better)

When hot, add turkey meat and cook until browned.

Add all the other ingredients and cook until vegetables are tender.

Spoon over half of hamburger bun and cover with bun “lid.”

This is also good eaten with baked tortilla chips or ladled over corn bread.