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Spicy Turkey Sloppy Joes
Spicy Turkey Sloppy Joes Eileen Goltz | Meat
40 minutes 15 minutes
25 minutes
6 servings

This updated version of the classic has just enough zing to may your taste buds stand up and take notice.

  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1½ lbs. ground turkey
  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1¼ cups ale or beer
  • ¾ cup bottled chili sauce or ketchup
  • 1 (4-oz.) can diced green chilies
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 6 sourdough rolls, split, toasted
  • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce or packaged garden salad mix

  1. Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add turkey, green pepper and garlic and sauté until turkey is no longer pink, breaking up meat with back of fork, about 10 minutes.
  3. Mix in chili powder; stir 1 minute.
  4. Add beer, chili sauce, green chilies and soy sauce. Mix well.
  5. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until mixture thickens, stirring often, about 15 minutes.
  6. Mix in green onions; season with salt and pepper.
  7. Arrange roll bottoms on plates. Spoon sloppy Joe mixture over; top with lettuce and roll tops.