Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cinnamon Joes

I created this while trying to come up with a gourmet sloppy joe. Sloppy joes often have a bad reputation as cheap, easy, unhealthy food. By making a few changes, this classic recipe has been reborn!

I had an idea to try adding cinnamon to the meat and am glad I did. The fragrance in the sauce and in the kitchen was divine - not to mention the flavor was out of this world. My husband was a skeptic until he tried it and absolutely loved it. Who would have ever thought that cinnamon would compliment meat so well? We are going to make this more often.

Cinnamon Joes
  • 1 1lb ground turkey or beef
  • 3/4 cup Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce (will not taste the same with any other BBQ sauce)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon divided
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
Add salt and 1/2 tsp cinnamon to raw meat and cook until brown. Reduce heat to low and add BBQ sauce and the other 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 5 minutes. Serve with artisan rolls and a mild flavored cheese such as Swiss. The cheese is optional, but avoid a strong cheese or it will overtake the flavor.

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