Sloppy Joes are a great. Kids love them and adults love them. Sloppy Joes are an easy make-ahead meal, they can be transported easily and brought to a party at someone's home, and are ideal for a tailgating party.
This Sloppy Joe recipe can be made with ground turkey or chicken, even beef. Change it up a bit by serving it over rice or pasta. Or, make a salad with your favorite ingredients and top it with this delicious sloppy Joe recipe.
- 1/2 cup chopped onions
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- 1 lb. ground breakfast sausage
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 6 hamburger buns
- In 2-quart saucepan, sautee onions, garlic, and green pepper in oil.
- Stir in remaining ingredients except buns. Cook over medium heat, until mixture starts to simmer, stirring occasionally.
- Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 10 minutes.
- Serve hot on hamburger buns.
I'm always in search of ways to use left-over chicken. This recipe for chicken patties is a great way to disguise left-over chicken. These chicken patties can be served on a bun as a sandwich, topping a salad, or as the protein served with a potato and vegetable.
Best of all, these chicken patties are kid friendly.
- cups chopped cooked chicken
- 1 sleeve saltine crackers
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 small onion, finely chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning (can use less if you like)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- In a large bowl, stir together chicken and cracker crumbs.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together all other ingredients.
- Pour wet mixture into bowl with chicken and stir until well combined.
- Cover with dish towel and allow to sit for five minutes.
- Form into 5-7 patties. You can freeze at this time if you wish and cook them later.
- Place about 2 tablespoons oil in large skillet and heat over medium high heat for a few minutes.
- Reduce heat to medium and add patties.
- Cook until well browned on both sides, flipping once.
- To cook from frozen, follow same instructions but allow longer cooking time. Remove from heat once hot through.
- Serve on or next to salad or on buns with mayo, lettuce, and fresh tomato.
Club sandwiches always remind me of warm weather lunches. I have memories of walking downtown, sitting at the counter of a local storefront eatery, and sharing a club sandwich with my mother.
Club sandwiches can be made with your favorite ingredients, but my favorite is turkey and bacon. I guess one of the reasons a club sandwich reminds me of warm weather is that the tomato which is a key flavor and texture element of a club sandwich has to be sweet and juicy and it is hard to find that in cool weather months.
You might be tempted to be health conscious thus cutting back on the mayonnaise. It's just one sandwich. The mayonnaise is wonderful with this sandwich. Use the full amount. If you feel you must cut back, eat half a sandwich.
- 2 slices bacon
- 3 slices bread, toasted
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 leaves lettuce
- 2 (1 ounce) slices cooked deli turkey breast
- 2 slices tomato
- Place bacon in a heavy skillet and cook to your preferred crispness.
- Drain on paper towels.
- Spread each slice of bread with mayonnaise. On one slice of toast, place the turkey and lettuce. Cover with a slice of toast, then the bacon and tomato. Top with last slice of toast.