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The Ultimate Sloppy Joes

The Ultimate Sloppy Joes
YIELDS
4 servings

Seasoned ground turkey makes a leaner sloppy joe without sacrificing all the flavour.

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Ingredients

Extra-virgin olive oil
1
large onion, diced
1 ½
lb(s) lean ground turkey
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2
cups ketchup
¼
cup yellow mustard
¼
tsp cayenne pepper
1
Tbsp brown sugar
2
Tbsp tomato paste
1
Tbsp red wine vinegar
12
parker house rolls
Homemade Bread and Butter Pickles, recipe follows

Homemade Bread and Butter Pickles

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
5
pickling cucumbers (about 4" long)
4
slices fresh horseradish, peeled and cut into ½" slices
4
sprigs fresh dill weed
1
cup white vinegar
1
cup sugar
3
cups water
4
cloves garlic, peeled
2
Tbsp pickling spice
2
tsp turmeric
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Directions

Step 1

Set a heavy-based pot over medium-high heat and add a 3-count of olive oil. Add onions and saute for 2 to 3 minutes until translucent. Add ground turkey, season well with salt and pepper and brown well all over, breaking it up with a wooden spoon – about 7 to 10 minutes. Add ketchup, mustard, cayenne, brown sugar and tomato paste. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes. Finish with a splash of red wine vinegar and season it once more before serving on parker rolls with Homemade Bread and Butter Pickles.

Step 2

Wash cucumbers, slice into 1/4″ thick rounds, and place in a heated, sterilized mason jar with horseradish and fresh dill weed.

Step 3

Set a large pot over medium heat and add vinegar, sugar, water, garlic and pickling spices. Bring the brine to a boil then pour over cucumbers and horseradish in still-hot mason jar and seal lid. Allow to cool to room temperature before refrigerating. You can serve once chilled, but for best flavor serve after the pickles have been left overnight.

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