Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sloppy Turkey

I couldn't resist the title. One of the first allergen free cookbooks I ever owned had a section on eating extremely alternative foods, and one of the recipes in it was called "sloppy goat". Every time I think of it I truly laugh out loud. I get a mental picture of a very messy goat eating lunch! I have yet to find anyone who thinks it is as amusing as I do (sigh).

I have been too busy to cook lately, much less post recipes, so my next few "recipes" may be very simple, not to mention few and far between. There's nothing wrong with quick and simple dinner ideas either though, right?

I made this specifically for Emily, so it is a sweet and kid friendly version. If you prefer you can make it even easier and just use "Manwich". I read the label and the only allergen I saw was soy, but I didn't call the company so I can't make any guarantees. Emily won't eat "Manwich" because she doesn't like "things" in her sauce (bell peppers, onions, and such). This version is sweet and spicy, yummy and messy, as you can see in the picture...although she does seem to be licking her fingers rather daintily. :)

1/2 c Safe barbecue sauce
1/2 c Ketchup
1/4 c Water
1 1/4 lbs Ground Turkey
Allergen free hamburger buns

Crumble and brown the ground turkey in a large frying pan. Mix the barbecue sauce, ketchup and water together. Add the sauce to the turkey and simmer long enough to reduce and thicken to the desired consistency, about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve on fresh baked or reheated buns. If you have leftovers you can freeze the sloppy joe mix as well as the buns, then when you need a REALLY quick and simple meal...there it is!


Sister Cooks said...

This looks good, although I was wondering if you have an alternative recipe for bbq sauce, since all have tomatos in them :(

FoodAllergyMom said...

I don't have a recipe, but what if you looked up a regular barbecue sauce recipe and used your wonderful tomato substitute instead of the tomato sauce.

Arisce said...

I almost woke the baby when I read "sloppy goat". I too, pictures a goat eating lunch. Only the lunch the goat was eating was a sloppy joe. Very amusing indeed!

Speedbump Kitchen said...

Yum! I have some of those super-alternative cookbooks too, I just chuckle and try not to get too grumpy with the perfectly healthy crunchy people who choose to restrict their diets in ways I wish we didn't have to.