Buffalo Sloppy Joes

12 Apr

Say what you want about Rachael Ray, some people love her some people hate her but she’s just what I need some nights. Her 30 minute meals come in handy on those sluggish days when you don’t feel like getting out of bed much less cooking an elaborate dinner (I know what your thinking… that’s what take out is for) but I’m just not that into take out. I like to dine out but take out nah I rather cook my own meal. Plus it’s the least I can do for my dear sweet husband that works so hard all day. 🙂

Anyway so back to the recipe! I was watching Rachael Ray’s show the other day and she made buffalo sloppy joes!!! I love spicy foods and buffalo chicken is one of my favorites but I can’t stand chicken wings they gross me out with their bones and bumpy skin. So I’m always looking for alternatives to buffalo wings and this recipe is perfect. I made little sloppy joe sliders and boy did they hit the spot.  I know sloppy joes aren’t what you would expect from a culinary graduate but it was just one of those nights!

{a few basic ingredients carrots, celery, garlic and onion}

{the key ingredient: franks red-hot sauce}

{I call this comfort food!!!}

{haha someone was hungry!!!}

Buffalo Sloppy Joes


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


Heat a large skillet with extra-virgin olive oil over medium-high heat. Add meat and break it up with wooden spoon, cook 5 to 6 minutes. Add in carrots, celery, onions and garlic, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, cook 7 to 8 minutes more. In a bowl combine the vinegar, sugar, Worcestershire, hot sauce, tomato sauce and stock. Pour into the pan and stir to combine. Simmer a few minutes more. Pile sloppy Buffalo filling onto buns and top with blue cheese and chopped pickles.

*Note: the sauce was a little thin so I added a roux to thicken it up a little.


4 Responses to “Buffalo Sloppy Joes”

  1. Melly May 14, 2017 at 8:22 pm #

    Sehr fein, Dein Strudel und fantastisch fotografiert. Die Zwemeblearmilade hab' ich auch schon gemacht, schmeckt toll auf Pizza mit Speck und Mozzarella.LG

  2. baufinanzierung May 24, 2017 at 8:52 am #

    ja, ehefrau hat überlebt, aber es war sehr sehr knapp. und das mit den christbaumästen ist wirklich beängstigend, “brennt wie zunder” wäre ein hilfsausdruck.

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