Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sloppy Jane

Meet Sloppy Jane. 

She is Joe's lean (yet equally delicious) sister. 

Well she was leaner until I served her on a toasted brioche bun. 

She can't help herself. She loves to be fancy.  

Instead of using ground beef for this retro American favorite, I substituted ground turkey but you could definitely make this recipe using ground beef or  TVP (textured vegetable protein) if you are a vegetarian. I also highly recommend American cheese if you want to add a bit of melty gooeyness to your sandwich. 

Sloppy Jane
Serves 3-4

1 lb ground turkey
1 yellow onion, diced
1 carrot, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 t dried oregano
3 oz tomato paste
2 T  brown sugar
1 t worcestershire sauce
2 T apple cider vinegar 
1/2 cup water
1 T chili powder
1 t cumin
1 t paprika
1/4 t cayenne pepper
1/4 t white pepper
Salt to taste 
3-4 brioche buns, toasted
american cheese, sliced (optional)

1. brown turkey in pan, add onions and carrots and cook until onions are translucent and carrots are soft. Add garlic. cook 1 more minute.
2. deglaze pan with apple cider vinegar. add worcestershire, water, tomato paste, brown sugar, and all spices. mix well. consistency should be on-point. but if (by chance) there is too much liquid, simmer until it reduces. if it needs more liquid, add a bit more water. once consistency is perfect, salt to taste.
3. toast buns and then pile them high with meat mixture. 
4. enjoy! 

1 comment:

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