Quick + easy comfort food

Whether it be the dead of winter, the middle of a ravenous workday or when presented with an unexpected dinner guest; it is important to have a reliable comfort food recipe on hand. Something requiring minimal preparation, ingredients, and dirty dishes but still produces spectacular results. A trick up your sleeve, a plan B in your back pocket. This is my dearly held sloppy joe recipe that sustained me through many broke weeks in college. Dependable and delicious, I hope you give this easily adaptable recipe a try sometime. Feel free to substitute anything; that’s how I got this ever-changing recipe in the first place!


Trader Joes’s “Just Sauce” Turkey Bolognese

French or Ciabatta Rolls

1/2 Green Bell Pepper

Shredded Carrots

1/3 cup Diced Red Onion

1/2 tablespoon Minced Garlic

Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder

  1. Put the frozen Bolognese in a sauce pan on medium heat and cover
  2. Dice Bell Pepper and Red Onion, stirring Bolognese as it begins to defrost and separate
  3. When Bolognese is completely separated, add Bell Pepper and Red Onion
  4. As Bell Pepper and Red Onion begin to soften in the sauce, add Minced Garlic, small handful of Shredded Carrots and Salt, Pepper and Garlic Powder to taste
  5. Toast bread and cover sauce while it completes its final simmer
  6. Spread thickened sauce onto toasted bun, top with more shredded carrots and enjoy!

Image sourced from ohjoy.blogs.com, Artist unknown

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