Tuesday, 15 February 2011

TURKEY PICADILLO SLOPPY JOES

You have got to give these a try!!  This was another recipe from Mexican Made Easy, my favorite Food Network show (other than Paula Deen of course).  I was a little skeptical at first, ground turkey?  Weird?  All I can say is that these are my new favorite Sloppy Joes, the best I've ever had. The ground turkey was not weird at all, in fact I loved it.  The corn is a must in this recipe, do not leave it out.  I promise this is way better than any Sloppy Joe you have ever had, so give them a try. By the way, I was worried that ground turkey was going to be expensive, but I got 1 Lb. for $2.43 which is pretty cheap if you ask me.  
Turkey Picadillo Sloppy Joes
adapted from: Mexican Made Easy

2 Tbl. vegetable oil
1/3 c. onion, finely diced
1/4 c. celery, finely diced
1/4 c. carrots, finely diced
1 c. canned corn
1 garlic clove, minced
1 jalapeno, ribs & seeds removed, finely chopped
1 Lb. ground turkey
1 1/2 c. tomato sauce
1 bay leaf
2 sprigs fresh thyme, chopped (I used dried)
2 sprigs fresh oregano, chopped (I used dried)
S&P
hamburger buns
avocado, sliced, opt.
    
Heat vegetable oil in large skillet.  Add the onion, celery and carrots; saute a few minutes or until tender.  Add corn, garlic and jalapeno; saute another minute. Add the ground turkey and saute until cooked through.  Stir in the tomato sauce, bay leaf, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper.  Reduce heat to medium, cover pan & cook for 10 minutes.  Discard the bay leaf.  Serve on hamburger buns with fresh avocado slices.  Serves: 5-6.

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