I usually buy some fancy burger buns for sandwich situations such as these, but I saw american style white-bread hamburger buns at the local grocery store and thought I'd see how they were.
Mysteries I tell you. Unsolved mysteries.
So the verdict? I really liked these. Of course, I can't compare them to the 'real thing' as Aaron says, but these were super tasty. Aaron said they were good, but he didn't like the idea of calling them a sloppy joe. I served them with some guacamole and greek yogurt and a side of sweet potato waffle fries, which is always delish.
Turkey Sloppy Joes
- 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
- 1 small red onion, diced
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 1/4 lb ground turkey
- 1 14oz can diced tomatoes
- 1 14oz can tomato sauce
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
- 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp Gourmet Garden cilantro (or 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped)
- Cheddar cheese, guacamole, sliced jalapenos, sliced red onion, for garnish
- Heat olive oil or cooking spray in a large skillet over medium heat. Add jalapeno, red onion and garlic. Saute until onion begins to soften, about 4 minutes
- Add turkey and cook until browned
- Add in next 5 ingredients (through chipotle chili powder) Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 8 minutes.
- Stir in black beans, salt and pepper, and Gourmet Garden cilantro. Cook several minutes until beans are heated through.
- Serve on hamburger buns or bread, and top with your favorite spicy food toppings like guacamole, sliced jalapenos, or red onion. Other suggestions: queso fresco, black olives, sour cream
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