Turkey sloppy joes taste even better when served inside a homemade pretzel bowl!
If a bread bowl is a step up from a sandwich roll, then clearly a pretzel bowl is another step up from that. By this logic, I think we can agree that these turkey sloppy joes in a pretzel bread bowl are some of the greatest ever constructed.
Think about the flavors for a minute. Everyone wants turkey this time of the year, so ground turkey is an obvious choice. The salty and fresh baked pretzel bowl just takes it to the absolute next level!
If you don’t want to bake your own, you can find round pretzel rolls and hollow them out on top to form a bowl. But it won’t be as show stopping as this fresh baked version. For mine, I made homemade soft pretzel dough using this recipe.
I mixed the dough first and set it aside to rise while I prepared the sloppy joes mixture.
To make your sloppy joes, start by browning the turkey, then remove it from the pan.
Onion and pepper goes in next.
Add the garlic and then the tomato paste. Then the turkey goes back in, along with more tomato, some Worcestershire and mustard. Just let it simmer for a bit.
By this point the dough has already risen.
Roll most of it out into ropes, but flatten some out as well.
Take your ropes and spiral them onto a flat dough round. This was my fancy braided one, but I also did a more straightforward one.
This is the more straightforward one. Anyways, boil this for about 30 seconds and then bake it.
Put the flat side down onto an upside down ramekin to bake.
After they bake they're puffed up and delicious looking!
Then just fill it with some of the sloppy joe mixture.
A sprinkling of cheese to finish it off. Hearty and filling, this is the perfect dish for a cold autumn evening!
Dan Whalen (@tFimB) wants to eat everything out of a pretzel bowl. He has been blogging for over 6 years at The Food in My Beard; check Dan's Tablespoon profile often to try his recipes with creative international spins!