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Spicy Turkey Sloppy Joes
Spicy Turkey Sloppy Joes Eileen Goltz | Meat

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


3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
4 large garlic cloves, chopped
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 1/4 cups ale or beer
3/4 cup bottled chili sauce or ketchup
1 4-ounce 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


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

Makes 6 servings.