How did Sloppy Joes get their name? One theory is that they started as a variation of the “loose meat” sandwiches that were popular in the 1930’s. A cook named Joe at Floyd Angell’s Café in Sioux City, Iowa, added tomato sauce to his loose meat sandwiches and the Sloppy Joe sandwich was born.
Sloppy Joes are often called by different names in different parts of the United States, including dynamites, sloppy janes, slushburgers, and yum yums, quite fitting I’d say. I like to replace the beef with turkey breast to lighten things up, but they’re still good and sloppy.
1 Pound Ground Turkey Breast
¼ Cup Chopped Onion
½ Cup Low Salt Ketchup
3 tbsp Barbecue Sauce
1 tbsp Mustard
1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1½ tsp Worcestershire Sauce
Whole Grain Hamburger Buns, toasted
In a nonstick skillet, cook turkey and onion until turkey is no longer pink. Add all other ingredients and simmer 10-20 minutes. Serve with buns, love and lots of napkins!