Monster Sloppy Joes
Yield 8 servings
3 tablespoons olive oil 3 pounds ground turkey 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 tablespoon smoked paprika Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper 5 cloves garlic, grated 2 green bell peppers, diced 1 large onion, finely diced 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes 14 ounces tomato puree 1 cup ketchup 4 tablespoons brown sugar 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 8 potato rolls, lightly toasted
For eyes: Mozzarella balls (bocconcini) and sliced olives For teeth: Sliced provolone cheese
In a large skillet, add the olive oil and ground turkey, sprinkle with the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt and pepper and cook, breaking up with the back of a wooden spoon, until the meat is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, bell peppers and onions and season with salt and pepper. Cook until the vegetables soften, about 5 minutes.
Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato puree, ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens up, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve warm on toasted potato rolls. Adorn with monster details, if desired.