Sloppy joes & spinach

13 Oct

I’ve been making these sloppy joes forever! But haven’t made them in a really long time. Munchkin #1 came home one day from school and said she had sloppy joes for lunch and loved them! So I made them for her and she loved them! I served them with this spinach recipe I found on pinterest!


sloppy joes
adapted from Martha Stewart


1 tablespoon canola oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 pound ground turkey
1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
4 hamburger buns, split and toasted


In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables are softened, 5 to 7 minutes.
Add ground turkey to skillet. Cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until it is no longer pink, 6 to 8 minutes.
Stir tomato sauce, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce into beef mixture in skillet. Simmer until thickened, stirring occasionally, 6 to 8 minutes.
Season the mixture with more salt and pepper, as desired. Spoon onto buns, and serve immediately.

Spinach with Pine Nuts and Raisins
adapted from serious eats

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup pine nuts
2 medium cloves garlic, minced, about 2 teaspoons
1/4 cup raisins
10 ounces baby spinach
1/2 tablespoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Heat olive oil in a 12-inch heavy-bottomed stainless steel skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Add pinenuts and cook, stirring and shaking frequently until they begin to turn golden, about 2 minutes. Add raisins and cook, stirring often, until heated through, about 1 minute. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add spinach to pan. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons water. Cook, stirring constantly until spinach is wilted, about 2 minutes.

2. Stir in lemon zest and apple cider vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm.

2 Responses to “Sloppy joes & spinach”


  1. Sloppy joes « ilonaskitchen - February 10, 2013

    […] decided to try a different sloppy joe recipe than I usually make. It was good. Had a good kick to it! A nice change from the […]

  2. Indian style sloppy joes | ilonaskitchen - May 13, 2013

    […] sloppy joes are always a good quick meal. There’s also a lot of variations on them! This was one was just ok. […]

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