Sloppy Jane with Mozzarella Recipe Paired with Cabernet Franc

 July, 2014 A

The New Barbeque

We all know the drill: summer entertaining comes with the summer stress of deciding what to make. Classic barbeque fare is delicious, but it has become somewhat expected and tiresome.

So if you’re looking for an alternative to the trusty old BBQ, why not try something different and fun: the Sloppy Jane. This recipe for Sloppy Janes with Mozzarella is prepared on the stove top rather than the grill, but you can make a big batch of the delicious turkey filling and serve it beside BBQ-toasted buns and a bowl of shredded Canadian Mozzarella.

Then, guests can assemble their sandwiches themselves. It’s a lot more hands-on than the usual BBQ fare, and the turkey is a great alternative to beef and pork. Finally, the shredded Canadian Mozzarella ups the yummy factor by melting into the delicious fresh-ground turkey. It’s a mouth-watering combination that just begs to be shared.

And if you’re outside, of course you’ll want to dabble in a little patio wine. To satisfy your palette on a hot day, I’d opt for something cool and refreshing. Something like a Henry of Pelham Winery Rosé.

This is a lovely and refreshing sweet wine that’s beautifully balanced, with summery aromas and flavours of apricot and peach. If you want something a little dryer, you can opt for a Cabernet Franc, like Prince Edward County’s Rosehall Run Cold Creek Cabernet Franc.

It’s an extra dry, award-winning red that’s also affordable. Now I’ll drink to that! And I hope you do too.

Sloppy JaneHenry of Pelham Rose


1 lb (450 g) ground turkey
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 bunch of green onions, chopped
1 red bell pepper, finely diced
1 zucchini, finely diced
1⁄3 cup (75 ml) tomato paste, no salt added

Rosenhall Run Cab FrancPreparation:

In a large saucepan over high heat, brown ground turkey with vegetables for 5 minutes.

Blend in tomato paste, orange juice and hoisin sauce. Let simmer for 5 minutes.

Heat hot dog buns in oven.

Place spinach in buns and top with turkey mixture, fresh basil and Mozzarella.

Cheese alternatives: Canadian Mild Cheddar, Medium Cheddar, Colby.

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