I combined a Weight Watchers recipe with tips from Rachel Ray on open faced sandwiches and burgers to create my own version of the Southwestern Sloppy Joes. These were VERY tasty!! This will be another meal that we will definitely do again in our family! This is 9 points with the cheese sauce, but is a hearty serving. You could omit the cheese sauce and save 3 points…or just serve with a side salad with lite dressing! :-)
Southwestern Sloppy Joes
adapted from the Best of Weight Watchers Magazines, Vol. 1 Cookbook
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 (11 oz) can mexican-style corn, rinsed and drained
- 1 1/2 cups chunky salsa (the heat level you prefer)
- 1/2 tablespoon Splenda brown sugar
- Orowheat Sandwich Thins (4 buns)
- 1/2 lb 2% velveeta, cubed
- 1 can rotel diced tomatoes with green chiles
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Heat the oil and add the onion, garlic, and jalapeno. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add the chili powder and oregano and cook one minute more. Add the turkey and corn and cook until meat is cooked through and no longer pink. Stir in the salsa and sugar and cook, stirring occasionally until slightly thickened.
While the meat is cooking put the diced velveeta and rotel in a microwave safe bowl and heat in the microwave until cheese is melted (stirring about halfway through).
Spoon sloppy joe mixture over the open sandwich and then spoon cheese on top of that and serve. Makes 4 servings.