Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sloppy Joe Pie

I don't know why I'm always trying to turn things into pie but I seem to attempt it alot. This was a great attempt if I do say so myself. It is basically a turkey sloppy joe mixture with a whole wheat biscuit on top.

Sloppy Joe Pie

(makes 6 servings)

Turkey Sloppy Joes
1 pound ground turkey
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 c. ketchup
1/2 c. BBQ sauce (Check your labels because a lot of BBQ sauce is mostly HFCS. I found something in the natural foods section.)
2 Tbsp. packed brown sugar or turbanino sugar
3 Tbsp. vinegar
1 Tbsp. dijon mustard
ground black pepper to taste

1. In a large saute pan brown ground turkey over medium heat with the onions and garlic.
2. When meat is browned add the ketchup, BBQ sauce, sugar, vinegar, mustard and pepper.
3. Simmer uncovered for 15 minutes over med heat.

While sloppy joes are simmering move on to biscuit makin' -

Whole Wheat Biscuits
3/4 c. all-purpose flour
1-1/4 c. whole wheat flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1 Tbsp. honey
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 c. butter
1 c. milk
1 Tbsp. butter, melted (optional to brush on top)

1. In a medium bowl combine all of the dry ingredients.

2. Cut in the butter with a pastry knife until coarse crumbs form.

3. Stir in milk and honey until JUST moistened. (You will still see chunks of butter which I think you can see in my picture below).

4. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for about 10 seconds.

5. Roll to 3/4" thick.

6. If you are just making biscuits: use a biscuit cutter to cut out biscuits. Bake in a 45o degree oven until lightly browned (about 10-12 minutes). Brush tops with melted butter. Serve!

7. If you are using in Sloppy Joe Pie: Using the dish you will be baking your pie in cut out your biscuit shape. I used individual pyrex ramekins.

8. Fill ramekins half full with sloppy joe mixture.
Top with biscuit and bake in 450 degree oven until biscuit is lightly browned (about 10-12 minutes). Remove from oven, brush tops with melted butter (optional) and serve!


SoMo said...

Hmmm....that is interesting. I wonder if my kids would prefer this over the messy sandwich version. They seem to have trouble with it.

BECKY! said...

Those look delicious! If I ever get an oven again, I'm actually going to try some of these recipes. I'll fail, but I'll try (and probably go over my grocery budget trying!)!!

Kara said...

These were seriously yummy! I liked them much better than the traditional sloppy joe approach, as did Abby - she usually has "deconstructed" sloppy joes because she doesn't like to try to pick one up.

Anonymous said...

These look awesome, and cute too! Wanted to let you know that Bullseye bbq sauce, which can be found in the regular sauce aisle in the store, is free of HFCS. And it's very good.

Anonymous said...

I made these tonight, and they are fabulous!
Also...Montgomery Inn BBQ sauce is HFCS free. Found in the regular condiment aisle.