I grew up eating sloppy joes. Manwich-style. When I met my husband, he insisted you must put mozzarella on top. It was a beautiful thing…I’d never put cheese on my sloppy joes before, and I do love cheese. I fell upon this recipe (original recipe)-which caught my eye with the brown sugar and Worcestershire-and decided to try it. I swapped out a pound of the beef for ground turkey and with the addition of mozzarella and only the freshest of buns, it was a success!
Dallas-Style Sloppy Joes
- 1/2 pound lean ground beef
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 white onion, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
- 1 cup ketchup
- 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons yellow mustard
- 3 tablespoons barbecue sauce
- 1/4 cup grated Mozzarella cheese
- 6 large fresh buns, toasted
- Cook the ground beef and turkey in a large skillet over medium heat until completely browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the onion and bell pepper, season with sea salt and black pepper, and cook until vegetables soften, about 7 minutes.
- Stir in the ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, mustard, and barbeque sauce. Reduce heat to low and simmer the mixture until thickened, about 10 minutes. Top each with a sprinkle of Mozzarella cheese and serve on toasted buns.