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Southwest Sloppy Joes Recipe

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Erica Cook
Added: Thursday, February 17, 2011


1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 lb. ground chicken or ground turkey
1 small onion, diced
1 clove of garlic minced (or just used a tsp. of refrigerated minced garlic)
7-8 jarred jalapeno slices, chopped
1 tsp. chili powder
Ĺ tsp. dried oregano
1 (7oz.) can of Mexicorn; rinsed and drained (This is Mexican-style corn, but if you canít find it, just use regular corn)
1 Ĺ C. mild chunky salsa (I just use a jar of Pace Medium salsa)
1 Tbsp. packed brown sugar
4 whole wheat sandwich buns

Heat the olive oil in a skillet on medium high heat. Add the onion, garlic, and jalapenos. Cook until softened and then add the chili powder and oregano; stir it up and cook for another minute or 2.

Add the ground meat and corn until meat is cooked through and mixture becomes almost dry. Then add in the salsa and brown sugar, stirring occasionally until slightly thickened.

Hint: if it doesnít seem to be thickening enough, just add more brown sugar.

Spoon onto buns and serve immediately.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is my ďgo toĒ recipe when I canít think of anything else to make with ground meat. Even though it is quick and easy, it tastes great and always consistently tastes the same, even if you donít use the exact amount of each ingredient.




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