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New Jersey Sloppy Joes

Getting tired of re-heated Thanksgiving leftovers? With less people there is so much more turkey! I have been looking forward to making New Jersey Sloppy Joes. These wonderful sandwiches are keystones on menus in NYC delicatessens and more. 

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New Jersey Sloppy Joes

Use the darkest bread you can find. Marble rye is a favorite.

Layer pastrami, coleslaw and provolone or muenster cheese; followed by layers of turkey, coleslaw and cheese.

Top with Russian dressing.

The sloppier the better.

Make coleslaw the night before for the best flavors.

Cranberry Relish

1 12-ounce bag fresh cranberries

1 3/4 Cups sugar

1 Cup water
1 Honey Crisp Apple, peeled and chopped
2 Oranges, grated and zested
2 Lemons, grated and zested
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
3 Star Anise
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 Teaspoon tarragon, chopped- for color garnish
Cook all ingredients in saucepan on medium heat for about 20 to 30 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool. Remove star anise and cinnamon stick.
Sprinkle slivers of orange peel and chiffonade terragon on top.