Saturday, May 21, 2011
Nope...it's not a type-o. I didn't make a sloppy joe.
What you're looking at is Joe's south of the border cousin, Jose.
Not only is this baby packed with amazing flavor, but it takes a fraction of the time and effort typically used to make homemade sloppy joes.
1 lb Mexican chorizo, casing removed
1/2 lb ground turkey
1 small onion, diced (I actually used 1/4 of a sweet vidalia onion)
1/2 cup beef broth
Mexican Chorizo. Let's think about this for a minute. The chorizo I'm talking about is not dried. It's not hard like the Spanish version. It's a "fresh" chorizo. When you remove the casings, you are left with a minced meat that is reddish in color and packed to the hilt in flavor. Not long ago, I made my own. A beef version so that my youngest child would eat it (she's not a pork fan). It's not difficult if you have access to the various chilies that go in it. If you're interested....check out my Beef Chorizo. Anyway...the point is, you want minced, crumbly, flavorful meat. Not chunks of sausage.
So, get some chorizo and cut the casings away and squish the meat out into a well oiled hot skillet. Add the turkey and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until cooked. Add 1/2 cup beef broth and simmer until desired consistency.
Serve on a roll and enjoy with a side of nachos.
That's it. No extensive lists of ingredients. Minimal preparation. Fabulous results.
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