Entrée Turkey

Southwestern Sloppy Joes

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!


I'm a middle school math teacher by day and a total food enthusiast by night.

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