February 15, 2011


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)
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.


  1. I have not seen that show yet. I bet I would love it. I love Mexican flavors!

  2. My family loves mexican and sloppy joes so I bet these would be delicious to try.

    ps- every Wednesday I feature recipes from all around blogland and I'd love for you to stop by!

  3. I love your blog :D
    I`m planning to try this recipe with dry herbs,do you remember how much did you use?

    1. I think I used between 1/2 teaspoon - 1 teaspoon each. I would start with less and add more if you think it needs it.