Sunday, July 17, 2011

Fire Roasted Sloppy Joes and Menu Plan

Last week, I realized I hadn't made Sloppy Joes in a while. I was going to be out late, so I needed something I could cook up for my boys that was easy for them to heat up and have for dinner. I also wanted something that I might be able to pull out for lunch later in the week. While my family and I love the traditional sloppy joes, this time, I decided to be a little creative this time and give them an extra zing! This was delicious. I served them on brioche rolls.

Fire Roasted Sloppy Joes
1 lb ground beef or turkey
1 28 oz can fire roasted tomatoes
1 6 oz can tomato paste (I use Muir Glen Organic for both)
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 yellow onion, diced
2 cloved garlic, crushed
2 tsp sugar

Hamburger buns

Brown turkey or beef in sauce pan. Drain meat. Add tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir until tomato paste dissolves. Add vinegar, worcestershire sauce, onion and garlic and cook for 10 minutes until flavors combine. Taste. Add sugar as necessary to balance flavor. Allow to simmer on low for 20-30 minutes more. Serve on top of hamburger buns.

This week, I'm doing some family favorites and easy summer recipes.

Sunday: Chicken Korma (Didn't make it last week)
Monday: Pork Shoulder Tacos with spicy cole slaw
Tuesday: Turkey Burgers with homemade hamburger buns, potato salad
Wednesday: dinner at church (BBQ)
Thursday: Sandwiches and salad and WINE for music in the park with mom friends and the kids!
Friday: Out to dinner with my hubby

Homemade English Muffins
Homemade peach and raspberry jam
chocolate chip muffins


vegetables with dip
homemade fruit leather

I'll be linking to Menu Plan MondayMouthwathering MondayTempt My Tummy Tuesday Tuesday's Tasty Tidbits,  At the Table TuesdaysWhat's on the Menu WednesdayFull Plate Thursday, and What's for Dinner?


  1. Christy, your Sloppy Joes recipe sounds delicious. I want to make it with turkey before our son goes back to college. He would like the "zing!" :)

  2. Hi Christy,
    Your menu plan looks very good. I just love your Sloppy Joe recipe, it looks delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you will come back again real soon. Have a great week!
    Miz Helen