Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Not Your Ordinary Sloppy Joes

Do you love sloppy joes? Yea, me too! This is one of those recipes that are messy on the plate but yummy goodness in your mouth! And of course super easy! The kids love this, hubs might even love it more. He eats about half of the whole casserole every time... it's really good leftover the next day. It's even really good when you come home from work at 10 o'clock at night and eat it straight from the container cold.

Okay, I was hungry!

It's a really cheap meal to make that goes a long way. I'll write out on the side how much the main ingredients cost just so you can see just how cheap it is! This is all you need to make it:

1 lb ground turkey, cooked ($1.83)
2 can reduced fat crescent rolls ($1.56 each)
1 packet of Sloppy Joe seasoning mix ($0.42)
1 can tomato paste ($0.38)
1 1/4 c. water (free! well kinda...)
1 1/2 c of sharp cheddar (I have no idea, I had half of block of cheese leftover and  it was $3.38 for this block, but any cheese will do!)
1 tbs of sesame seeds
1/2 tsp dried basil

Brown your ground turkey and then follow the packet instructions adding your 1 can of tomato paste and 1 1/4 cup of water, let simmer for 10. Preheat your oven to 375. Spray your 9 x 13 dish and open up one can of your crescent rolls (the longer you can leave the crescent rolls in the fridge the better because they get all warm and gooey and irritating to work with so leave the other can in the fridge until its time to use it!) Press your 1 can of crescent rolls in your dish pushing up the sides a little and closing up any seams that are open to form a crust. When your meat is done pour it over the crescent rolls. Top with cheese. Take your other can of crescent rolls out of the fridge and pinch together the triangles to make a sheet over your meat/cheese mixture. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and dried basil. Bake for 20 minutes or until the top is a golden brown.

There is a little more sesame seeds on one side than the other because Heathen Hayden got ahold of the sesame seeds and went to town pouring them on top, good thing I turned around when I did. Sneaky, sneaky child.

Happy Wednesday!



  1. I tasted my first sloppy joe yesterday at a newly opened restaurant serving American food run by a Malaysian couple who learned the recipe from their in-laws. I love it! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. I love me some sloppy joes!!!!!!!!

  3. Love that they little one was helping!! Mine would have added sprinkles! It sounds awesome, I LOVE sloppy joes and this sounds like a delicious version! Thanks!

  4. What a great twist on sloppy joes! Super comfort food!

  5. Oh my!
    What an amazing recipe.
    I can't wait to try it.

    White Spray Paint

  6. I love sloppy joes. This sounds awesome and I know my husband and daughter will love it. Sounds simple to put together. That is perfect!

  7. It looks delicious! I love sloppy joes and you did a unique version of it that I will be trying! I have a sloppy joe recipe to post but this makes mine look lame. Thanks for the recipe!

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  9. Would you believe it if I told you I have not tried sloppy joes before! I must change that soon! Looks so good! You have lots of recipes that my boys like:)

  10. Stopping by from Mommy's Kitchen! Your Sloppy Joes look do good!

  11. What a great and different way to eat sloppy joes! I bet it's delicious. I'd love to try this. Thanks for sharing!


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