Saturday, July 10, 2010

Cooking Club: Turkey Sloppy Joes

The Cooking Club is back!! For those of you who are new to my blog or maybe just missed it the first time; the Cooking Club is something that my MIL and Eric's two sisters started a couple of years ago. We started it as we were all in a funk, none of us wanted to cook. So every month we would each pick out one new recipe and e-mail it to each other. We then had four new recipes that we had to make sometime that month and then e-mail each other our reviews and experiences from the recipe. You can read more about it here and here.

We had planned on taking July off right after I had the baby, but well yeah Ryder changed those plans a bit, so instead we took May and June off. But now we are back and ready to go.

So please feel free to cook along with us and if you make a recipe, either leave me a comment on the recipe with your review or feel free to email me at cook (at) emmymom2 (dot) com and I would love to feature a few readers and their reviews at the beginning of the following month.

The first recipe is one Rachel submitted. My sister-in-law Rachel takes amazing food pictures (check out her blog and you will see what I mean) so there is a good chance I will be using her pictures of the food from here on out, with her permission of course.

Turkey Sloppy Joes
From: Martha Stewart Everyday Food

1 TBLS olive oil
4 small carrots, coarsely grated (2 cups)
1 medium onion, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
Coarse salt and pepper
3 TBLS tomato paste
¾ pound ground turkey
1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
2 TBLS dark brown sugar
1 TBLS cider vinegar
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
4 whole-wheat hamburger rolls, split

In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium; add carrots, onion and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 4-5 minutes.

Add tomato paste, and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add turkey; cook, breaking up meat with a spoon, until no longer pink, 4-5 minutes.

Add tomatoes, sugar, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 12-14 minutes. Serve on whole-wheat rolls.


  1. Hmm- I have 3 turkey legs already cooked in the fridge right now just waiting to turn into a dinner...

    and you're right- those food pictures of her's are scrumptious!!!

    Looks like you guys had a relaxing day at the beach recently- love the play on "kid" ;)

    Hope all is well with you and the family Emmy!

  2. That looks so good! Great picture! I totally want to try this recipe.

  3. My mouth is watering! I can't say I didn't want to lick my computer screen when I saw that picture. YUMMY! I love getting new turkey recipes since it is our ground meat of choice... that an ground chicken!

  4. You are very nice about my food pictures, thanks! And yes, you can always use them if you would like. :)

  5. Yummy, my oldest daughter would love them!

  6. Making it with turkey is a great idea!

  7. I used turkey in my sloppy joes last time and it didn't taste like sloppy joes. I'm trying yours next time.