Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Crock Pot Turkey Sloppy Joes

This is one of those recipes that would be an ideal use for leftovers after the holidays and the best part is,,,, you can make it for cents per serving.  After your big holiday meal simply chop up your leftover turkey, toss it the in crock pot and add a few simple ingredients for a tasty sloppy joe.  And if you do have picky eaters regarding the white and dark meat once they are mixed together and the seasonings added no one will know the difference.   

This recipe today comes from the new Gooseberry Patch "Slow Cooker Christmas Favorites" cookbook.  I also found this to be a great meal to freeze and eat again later.  Simply place in airtight containers, label and put in your freezer and enjoy later.  

But first let me show you how inexpensive this dish is to make; assuming you already purchased your turkey and used it for a meal so we won't take the cost of the turkey into account.  And that you already have supplies like brown sugar and dried onion flakes on hand.
Shopping List:
2 (8 oz.) cans tomato sauce                $1.60
2 (1.3 oz.) pkg. sloppy joe seasoning $1.10
10 sandwich buns                               $1.50
                                       total:             $4.20 or 42 cents per serving
Ingredients:
2 lbs. chopped turkey
1 T. dried onion flakes
2 (8 oz.) tomato sauce
2 (1.3 oz.) pkgs. sloppy joe seasoning mix
2 T. brown sugar
1 cup water
10 sandwich buns

Instructions:
1. Place turkey in a greased crock pot (or use a crock pot liner).
2. Add onion flakes, tomato sauce, sloppy joe seasoning, brown sugar and water.
3. Stir until well mixed.
4.  Cover and cook on low 4 to 5 hours.
5. Spoon 1/2 cup of turkey mixture onto each bun.
Makes 10 servings.

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