These hearty sandwiches are called "Toms" rather than "Joes" because they're made with leftover turkey. I've always loved to cook. I can remember checking out cookbooks from the grade school library, and I worked in the cafeteria from third through sixth grade.
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
- 2 bacon strips, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 celery rib, chopped
- 1 cup diced cooked turkey
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 to 3 teaspoons onion soup mix
- 1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
- Dash pepper
- 2 sesame seed hamburger buns, split and toasted
- In a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon to drain on paper towels and set aside. Saute celery in bacon drippings; drain. Add the turkey, tomato sauce, water, soup mix, brown sugar, mustard and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until thickened. Serve on hamburger buns. Sprinkle with bacon.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 458 calories, 20g fat (8g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 1934mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 30g protein.
Originally published as Sloppy Toms in Cooking for One or Two Cookbook