Monday, May 7, 2012
A grocery list misunderstanding and fond childhood memories inspired this adaptation of an American classic, the Sloppy Joe. Get your napkins ready 'cause this is gonna get sloppy!
Smokey Janes (adapted from recipe for Sloppy Janes found on the Whole Foods blog)
1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
1 medium red onion, finely chopped
1 cup peeled and grated organic carrots
2 chipotles in adobo, drained and finely diced
1 pound lean ground turkey
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 6-ounce can of organic tomato paste
2 tablespoons of organic yellow mustard
4 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
salt & pepper to taste
6 whole wheat hamburger buns
In a skillet over medium heat, add oil and saute onions and carrots until soft. Add the diced chipotles and stir to combine, allowing the mixture to cook for a couple of minutes before adding the turkey. Cook until turkey is cooked through, separating the meat into small chunks with a wooden spoon or spatula. When turkey is fully cooked, add garlic powder, tomato paste, yellow mustard, balsamic vinegar, and honey and stir to combine. Reduce heat and allow mixture to simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pile onto hamburger buns and serve warm.