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)
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.