Tuesday, August 11, 2015

“Turkey Sloppy Joe's” & “Baked Sweet Potato Fries" For "Wordless Tuesday"

Welcome to “Wordless Tuesday!” Where I am sharing two mouthwatering recipes which I know you will enjoy!  Today’s recipes are true classic comfort foods “Turkey Sloppy Joe's” and “Baked Sweet Potato Fries” as a side dish. A Sloppy Joe is a sandwich consisting of ground beef, onions, green pepper, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, or barbecue sauce, plus other seasonings, then served on a hamburger bun. The dish originated in the United States during the early 20th century and is an all time favorite among children and adults. So take a journey with me back in time for tempting “Sloppy Joe's” and “Sweet Potato Fries” Yummy!!!

Turkey Sloppy Joe's

Ingredients:
1 lb lean ground turkey
1 large onion, chopped
1 large green pepper, chopped
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 hamburger buns, split

Directions:
In a large skillet, cook turkey, onion and pepper over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, breaking up turkey into crumbles. Stir in tomato sauce, barbecue sauce and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes to allow flavors to blend, stirring occasionally. Serve in buns. Yield: 8 servings.

Optional: Add a slice of American Cheese on top of Sloppy Joe's before putting top bun on. It melts and gives a cheesy flavor to the dish.


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Baked sweet potato fries are one of my favorite side dishes when I’m serving burgers or Sloppy Joe's at home. These aren’t quite as crispy as French Fries but they’re tasty and easy to make. You can also totally switch up the seasonings and your taste buds won’t get bored.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries



Ingredients:
2-3 large sweet potatoes, sliced into thin strips
1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil
Spices of choice (I use:salt, pepper, parsley, & sometimes cinnamon)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400°F degrees. Put oil and spices in small bowl and mix well. Slice  and peel sweet potatoes in match stick strips and put on large baking sheet. Pour oil over the fries and toss by hand until evenly coated. This will also coat the baking sheet. (you can also put foil on bottom of baking sheet for easy cleanup) Bake for 25-30 minutes or more until slightly browned and tender. After about 30 minutes, I turn the fries so they evenly cook and get browned. Serve with ketchup or honey. (I love honey with them)


Till Next Time………………………………............................

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4 comments:

  1. Wonderful recipes Dottie! I am intrigued by your fries, they look fantastic! And the turkey sloppy Joes looks seriously good!!
    It is so hot over here but I am loving it! Ciao!

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    1. Thank you dear Alida,
      This is a classic meal and my son loves it...I love the fries, because they are baked not fried and I use honey with them..Delicious! Plus the Sloppy Joes are healthier eating them with the turkey meat than with beef...I have heard it is very hot, but you are enjoying the sun and fun with your family. Have a good one....
      Hugs Dottie :)

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  2. Sweet potato fries have such great flavor, don't they? And I love the idea of using turkey in Sloppy Joes -- gotta try that. Terrific recipes -- thanks so much.

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    1. Thank you John,
      This is a classic meal and my son loves it...I love the fries, because they are baked not fried and like you said they have a wonderful flavor. I use honey with them..Delicious! Plus the Sloppy Joes are healthier eating them with the turkey meat than with beef...Hope that you do try this meal...Have a fantastic rest of the week...
      Dottie :)

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