I am a huge fan of sloppy joes. They are a total mess, but they are so delicious! I love trying all different variations (see: https://www.cookbookmeals.com/post/3079227248/messy-giuseppes). Tonight, I went with a southwestern style sloppy joe based off of a weight watchers recipe. Total points value: 8.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add 1 tablespoon canola oil.
- When the oil is hot, add 1 onion and a few cloves of garlic (both chopped).
- Then add a jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced. (I recommend using gloves when working with the jalapeno. You don’t realize while you’re touching it, but it can irritate your skin for a while after…)
- Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender (about 5 minutes).
- Once tender, add 1 teaspoon chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon oregano.
- Cook about 1 minute more then add 1 package ground turkey and 1 small can of “Mexicorn”, drained. (Corn with red and green pepper, as well as Mexican seasonings…feel free to just use regular corn if you prefer.)
- Cook until the most of the liquid evaporates (about 5 minutes).
- Stir in about 1.5 cups of salsa (I used medium…go with hot if you like more spice) and 1 tablespoon brown sugar.
- Cook until the mixture thickens, about 5 more minutes.
- Spoon over a roll. (I used an Arnold’s Multigrain Thin, which made it a little harder to eat than normal. Still yummy though!)
I served with a salad. Great flavor! Enjoy!