I tinkered around with some sloppy joe-type recipes last fall and came up with one I'm really happy with. The leftovers are especially good on a hot baked potato in the fall, but I enjoyed mine tonight on a soft bun. It was eaten right out on my back deck, where I did not melt into a giant puddle. Fall is approaching. I am celebrating with a messy meat sandwich.
1 lb. ground turkey
1 large yellow onion, small diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 T. paprika
2 T. grill seasoning (we use Stubb's Chile Lime spice rub)
1/4 c. fresh chopped parsley
black pepper to taste
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
2 T. worcestershire sauce
2 T. spicy mustard
2 generous pinches brown sugar
1 T. hot sauce (or more, to taste)
Brown 1 lb ground turkey (also good with chicken) in a large pan for 5-6 minutes over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, paprika, freshly ground black pepper, and grill seasoning and cook until meat is fully browned.
In a small bowl, whisk together ingredients for sauce. Pour sauce over browned meat, stir in with fresh chopped parsley and cover, allowing meat and sauce to lightly simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Scoop over soft rolls and serve.