I messed with a few recipes and ended up with this one. This is one of those recipes where you can take a few liberties and still end up with something incredibly edible, regardless! This came out better than I'd hoped! I don't eat regular Sloppy Joes but I definitely ate too much of this stuff!! Grab the tortilla chips or just stuff some wraps! You get to lick your fingers either way!!
SLOW COOKER GROUND TURKEY SLOPPY JOES - I used a 4 1/2 qt Crockpot
3 pounds 93% lean ground turkey Cook meat and onion til turkey is NO
1 1/2 C. (more or less) chopped onion LONGER PINK. Place in Crockpot.
2 - 15 ounce cans tomato sauce
1 - 6 ounce can tomato paste Stir in remaining ingredients.
1/2 cup ketchup
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup + 1 T cider vinegar Cook 6-7 hours on low.
3 T Worcestershire sauce
2 T liquid smoke flavor (Mesquite here!) It would probably hold another
loaded 1/2 tsp garlic powder hour just fine.....
1/4 tsp celery seed
25 cranks freshly ground black pepper
a good 5 shakes of Chipoltle powder (1/8 tsp?)
As always, make SURE you read your labels and know that everything is gluten-free before you add it.....Worcestershire comes to mind.
This has kind of a barbecue flavor to it.....just so you know!