turkey infused sloppy joe's

mood: encouraged
listening to: snoop dogg :: sexual eruption

i decided to try my hand at an old school favorite and an american past-time. think back to your childhood and remember when you had a bad day and mom had sloppy joe's waiting for you. those messy little manifestos made my day... and of course, they were a million times better than the crap that the lunch lady used to serve in the cafeteria (see adam sandler's "lunchlady land" for further analysis). instead of going the normal route and using ground beef and mix like manwich, i wanted to see if i could concoct something just as potent and even tastier. the jury is still out, but initial results are proving positive.

1 lb. ground turkey
1 red pepper, diced
1/2 yellow onion, diced
2 large garlic cloves, minced
2 in. of ginger, minced
canola oil
lemon juice
2 8 oz. cans of tomato sauce

1/3 bottle of barbeque sauce
chili powder
garam masala
cajun seasoning
worcestershire sauce
hot sauce
crushed red pepper flakes

- in small sauce pan, heat canola oil on medium heat
- add ginger and garlic and cook till slightly brown
- add onion and red pepper and cook on medium heat, sprinkle lemon juice over mixture
- in separate large pan, begin to brown turkey
- when turkey begins to brown, add in mixture from other pan and heat on medium heat
- add tomato and barbeque sauce, mix thoroughly
- add chili powder, garam masala, crushed red pepper, and worcestershire and hot sauce
- add in cajun seasoning and salt to desire and mix
- when ready, serve on hamburger bun

enjoy those childhood memories or give your children new memories to enjoy.

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