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Turkey Sloppy Joes

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Turkey Sloppy Joes

Turkey Sloppy Joes
New Media Publishing / Photography: Flat Art / Stylist: Abigail Donnelly
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Benjamin Franklin lobbied for the turkey to become the national bird. Luckily, he lost that battle, because we're guessing the bald eagle doesn't taste as good. These Sloppy Joes are their own national treasure and they won't make you question your patriotism.



  • Heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until it shimmers, then sauté onion, celery, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 6 minutes. Add turkey and sauté, stirring occasionally and breaking up large lumps with a wooden spoon, until meat is no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
  • Purée tomatoes with juice, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, and Tabasco in a blender until smooth. Add to turkey and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thickened, 10 to 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve turkey sloppy joes on hamburger buns.