God bless my late mother-in-law, if a recipe took more than three pots she didn't make the recipe. Tonight I made Turkey Sloppy Joes on Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits from Gourmet Magazine's September 2004 issue. The active time for the sloppy joes is 40 minutes, add the biscuits and both recipes take 1-3/4 hours.
The buttermilk biscuits make 8, however, since it's just my husband and I, I had these biscuits in the freezer and just had to defrost them. The sloppy joe recipe is flavorful. First of all, it's made with ground turkey but also has chopped onion, celery, bell pepper and garlic. To further enhance the mixture, crushed tomatoes, which I prefer over whole tomatoes, there is some ketchup, molasses, cider vinegar and Worcestershire sauce to charge up the flavor profile.
The buttermilk biscuits has the ingredients just dumped and mixed in one bowl. You drop eight equal mounds on a cookie sheet and bake. These biscuits remind me of the cheddar bay biscuits you get at Red Lobster, but better!
So with a little planning, you can prepare this meal for your family. Since the sloppy joe mixture is made on the stove top, your kitchen stays cool. For the biscuits you can prepare them in the morning, or purchase store bought corn muffins to serve the sloppy joes over. Either way, your family will enjoys this.
A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.