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I’ve missed all of you! I have missed blogging and Tweeting and Pinning and reading all of your blogs! But with computer problems and then being out of town working an event (where I had limited phone and internet access; but check out the amazing view I had) I’ve been a little out of touch. But I am back and have a whole slew of tasty recipes, random ramblings, and other fun things to share with you!
After being out of town for a week, or even on a normally busy weeknight, a simple, 30-minute or less, $10-dollar dinner is what life calls for! And these Southwestern Sloppy Joes fit the bill! This recipe is actually a flashback favorite. I shared it during the early days of Kitchen Concoctions but it has long since become a busy night staple. Since my photos from ‘back-in-the-day’ could use a more up-to-date ‘makeover,’ and because who doesn’t need more easy, peasy meals in their repertoire; I decided this recipe needed another day in the spotlight.
A fun and flavorful twist on the traditional Sloppy Joes, this Southwestern version is perfect simply served on buns, but would make for the perfect filling for stuffed baked potatoes too!
Southwestern Sloppy Joes
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Serves: 4
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 pound ground turkey
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
1 (11-oz) can mexican-style corn, rinsed and drained
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 1/2 cups medium chunky salsa (or the heat level you prefer)
1/2 tablespoon brown sugar or honey
Hamburger buns, for serving
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Heat the oil and add the onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the turkey and cook until meat is cooked through and no longer pink, approximately 5 minutes. Add in the garlic and jalapeno; cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. Add the chili powder and oregano and cook one minute more. Stir in the corn, tomato paste, salsa and sugar and cook, stirring occasionally until slightly thickened, 2-3 minutes. Serve on hamburger buns.
adapted from the Best of Weight Watchers Magazines, Vol. 1 Cookbook; originally seen here