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I think that sloppy joes are one of those foods that (most) everyone loves, but few are willing to admit it. Maybe it’s because they are far from sophisticated or gourmet. Good thing I’m not really sophisticated or gourmet, because I’ll gladly admit that I love sloppy joes!

Another thing I love are buffalo wings. So when I saw this recipe that combines sloppy joes and buffalo wings, I knew I had to try it. This isn’t the first time I’ve tried a twist on the sloppy joe – and they all come from the woman we all either love or hate – Rachael Ray. And I have to say, this one is another winner!! And to go along side the joes are a twist on potato skins – but a little healthier. Both were delicious and made for a wonderful weeknight dinner.

Next time you are looking for something to please both kids and adults alike, give these a try!

Sloppy Buffalo Joes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Sloppy Buffalo Joes

A buffalo version of the sloppy joe.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 pounds ground chicken
  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped or grated
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup hot sauce (such as Frank’s Red Hot)
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 8 good quality burger rolls, split and toasted
  • 1 cup blue cheese crumbles

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the meat and cook until browned. Add in carrots, celery, onions and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook 7 to 8 minutes more. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire, hot sauce, tomato sauce and chicken stock. Pour into the pan and stir to combine all ingredients. Simmer for a few minutes until the mixture thickens up.
  2. Pile filling on the prepared buns and top with blue cheese.

Notes

adapted from 30 Minute Meals

http://www.tasteandtellblog.com/sloppy-buffalo-joes-mashed-potato-skins/

Mashed Potato Skins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Mashed Potato Skins

A healthier version of potato skins

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 2 pounds small red potatoes, halved
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped
  • 1/2 cup extra-sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Arrange the bacon on a wire rack on top of a sheet pan and bake until crisp, about 12 to 15 mintues. Cool and chop.
  3. Put potatoes in a medium sauce pan and cover with water. Bring the water to a boil and season with salt. Cook until tender, about15 mintues.
  4. Drain and mash potatoes with the buttermilk. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in the chives, chedder and bacon.

Notes

adapted from 30 Minute Meals

http://www.tasteandtellblog.com/sloppy-buffalo-joes-mashed-potato-skins/

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21 Responses to Sloppy Buffalo Joes and Mashed Potato Skins

  1. Sylvie says:

    The old favourites are always the best!

  2. JodieMo says:

    The perfect family friendly meal! I love a Sloppy Joe!

  3. Patsyk says:

    These sound like sloppy joe’s all grown up! My hubby would love them!

  4. Megan says:

    Ok, now I know what we are having for dinner.

    I love sloppy joes, and buffalo wings, and potato skins….should I stop now?

  5. eatme_delicious says:

    Mmm those mashed potato skins look good!

  6. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Terrific! A wonderful speciality that I would gobble in no matter of time!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  7. Cassie says:

    I know that we would love these. I just made a version of sloppy joes, but I’m putting these on the menu next week!

  8. Mrs. L says:

    Sounds like a great meal! Love Sloppy Joes but haven’t had them in ages.

  9. ♥Rosie♥ says:

    Those sloppy joe’s look wonderful! I must try these out.

    Rosie x

  10. Debbie says:

    I haven’t had Sloppy Joes in such a long time. These look so good….

  11. KJ says:

    I have never tried a sloppy joe. But I do love the name!!

  12. Emily says:

    Man, this is like the ultimate comfort food. I like it! And I can’t get enough hot sauce. I could drink it.

  13. Happy cook says:

    Wow tha tlooks really yummy delicous.

  14. Grace says:

    i’m here to admit my love for sloppy joes, in any form, whether beef, buffalo, chicken, in my mouth or all over my face. :)

  15. kat says:

    I too will admit I like a good sloppy joe

  16. Mary says:

    Sorry I’ve been gone so long! These look delicious and I’ve totally bookmarked them! Yummy!

  17. Janell says:

    These look yummy! I’m sooo not gourmet (as you know!!) but really, I’m not a big fan of sloppy joes. So maybe if I try a different take on sloppy joes I’ll admit to liking them! If I ever call you asking what I should make for dinner–remind me of these :)

  18. Ingrid says:

    I bet my children will love this recipe….two meals they enjoy in one dish!

    Thanks for sharing!
    ~ingrid

  19. Kara says:

    Looks like a great sloppy joe recipe. But I love potatoes, so I think I need to try those first. Yum!

  20. Lisa Fink says:

    For the sloppy joes, do you think there is a way to turn them into a crockpot recipe?

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