Turkey Sloppy Joes

Sometimes you just need to go back to basics and relive some childhood comfort foods. Or maybe you’re actually cooking for kids and want to make things just a bit healthier. There is this stigma that ground turkey is dry dry DRY! But it sure as heck doesn’t have to be! Put together the health of turkey and taste of sloppy joes with these modern sliders. Everyone will be happy to eat one or two of these. Maybe three? Or four? If you aren’t feeling sliders, get full-sized buns for a mouthful of flavor, or even serve the base over rice!

1/2 cup ketchup
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp yellow mustard
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tbsp chili powder
1/4 tbsp cayenne pepper powder
1/2 cup vegetable broth

1 lb ground turkey
4 cloves garlic, minced
salt & pepper, to taste
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 ribs of celery, chopped
1/2 white onion, chopped

1/4 cup water
1 tbsp cornstarch

8-12 slider buns

MTC-8016 or other pressure cooker with the STS feature
10 sliders
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Set the cooker for STS and put the lid on, allowing to heat while you chop your veggies and mix the sauce.

For the Sauce:
Mix together all of the sauce ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.

For the Base:
Once the inner pot is hot, add the ground turkey, garlic, and some salt and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring frequently with a long wooden spoon until the turkey is cooked, about 5 minutes. Spoon out about half of the fat once cooked and add the celery, peppers, and onion. Keep cooking for about 3 minutes until the vegetables start to soften. Add the ketchup sauce and give a quick stir.

Under Pressure:
Place the lid onto the cooker and reset to the Poultry setting; set for PP50. Allow the cooker to begin reaching pressure for 7 minutes. After 7 minutes, whether the cooker has reached pressure or not, turn it off and do a quick release of pressure by switching to venting.

Finishing Up:
While the pressure is releasing, mix the water and cornstarch in a small bowl. Once the pressure is released, open lid, turn the cooker on and set for STS, then stir in the cornstarch mixture. Cook for 2 minutes while stirring until it becomes thick.

Switch the cooker to keep warm and scoop bit spoonfuls of the sloppy joe mix onto the slider buns and serve.

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