I love me a good sloppy joe, even as a vegetarian I do, just without the meat. The thing is that it is sooo sloppy and messy so I thought how can I still enjoy it without the sloppiness of it. I thought lets put it in a casserole and top it with biscuits, because I am a girl from the south and love me some biscuits.
Here is the thing about this recipe, I wanted to hide in at least one vegetable. So I decided to add in some broccoli to this, which you can not even tell that it is even there. Check out his feeding feedback below to see if he figured it out and how he liked it or not!
This is a really easy recipe that can be made meat free using soy textured crumbles or other meat free crumbles, even mushrooms work well in this. You can also opt for store bought biscuits for the top of this casserole, do what makes sense for you! Here is what you need to get to cooking with me.
I choose broccoli as my hidden green vegetable to add to this casserole. The way that I am able to hide broccoli in this dish is by chopping it up supper fine and to only use the very tops of the florets. If you have a food processor now is the time to use it. Add fresh or even frozen broccoli making sure that you are using only the florets, which is key to hiding it in the sauce. Process or chop until in tiny pieces. Measure out finely chopped to be sure that are getting in that hidden boost of good for you vegetables.
Chop your onion and bell pepper into similar size diced. Add to heated pan over medium heat with 1 tablespoon of olive oil added to the pan. Cook the onions and bell peppers until translucent about 5 to 8 minutes.
Add the ground turkey meat to the onion and pepper mix. Break up the turkey meat while cooking until cooked through. Add the steak seasoning stirring to combine, cooking for an additional 2 minutes.
Add the finely chopped broccoli to the pan allowing to cook through until tender.
Add the vegetable broth, tomato sauce, tomato paste, red wine vinegar, and worcestershire sauce stirring to combine. Allow the mixture to cook covered for an additional 10 minutes.
While the meat mixture is cooking add the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, dried dill and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, to a mixing bowl to make the drop biscuit dough. Stir to combine the dry ingredients together.
Cut in the butter using a pastry cutter, a fork, or your hands until the butter is crumbly like wet sand. Toss in the cheese being careful not to over mix. Add in the milk and stir just until the mixture comes together. It will be sticky, which is how it is supposed to be.
Pour the meat mixture into a baking dish. Top the meat mixture dropping the biscuit mix onto the top.
Add to a preheated 450 oven and cook until the biscuits are cooked through and browned on the top, about 10 to 12 minutes. While the biscuits are baking melt 1/4 cup butter, stirring in the dried parsley, 1/2 garlic powder, and Italian seasoning, set aside. Remove from the oven and brush the tops of the browned biscuits with butter glaze. Serve immediately with a side of cooked kale, green beans or green peas. This makes 6 to 8 servings.
Tigers Feeding Feedback
Ground beef and bread – my favorite combination! I love Sloppy Joe but I’ve never had it topped with biscuits but as my Babygirl says, “Why Not?” Homemade biscuits reminded me of the mornings in the country with my Grandmother. I wish I could have woke up to the smell and the steam rising. Mad I didn’t have some homemade maple syrup. That’s sounds really nasty to mix syrup, sloppy Joe, and biscuits but hey, I’m a country boy! The Sloppy Joe was perfectly flavored but just like every meal there was a trick somewhere…I just haven’t figured this one out yet!