Friday, June 24, 2016

Green Chile Turkey Joes

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Green Chile Turkey Joes are part of a great weeknight meal. 30 minutes or less, and you can be enjoying this lightened up version of a sloppy joe, with a southwest twist.


Today is the big reveal day for Freaky Friday Summer Addition!   If you aren't familiar with Freaky Friday, it's a group of great bloggers and everyone is secretly assigned to another blog, and we then pick a recipe from that blog that we want to make and share! Talk about a fun way to get to know another blog! Please take a minute to check out this great group and see what they made today!


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For Freaky Friday Summer, I was assigned to Christie at A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures. Christie's, been in the kitchen since she was old enough to start helping out, so she learned lots from her mom and dad. She has a focus on low fat and healthy recipes, so it was really inspiring for me to read so many delicious recipes with a healthy twist.

The recipe I picked to try was Green Chile Turkey Joes, and wow was that a great choice.  These turkey joes were such a hit, and definitely a recipe we will be making again. They have tons of that Southwest flavor I love with enchilada sauce, chiles, and spices, but they aren't spicy. Which is great because that kept Truckin' Man happy and loving these just as much as I did. Since I did want a little kick to them, I added some jalapeno to top my sandwich. Perfection! 

I did simmer these turkey joes until they were super thick, since that's how I like them. The next day, I enjoyed some leftovers in a low carb wrap. Score!


One of the other recipes of Christie's I want to try is her Grilled Meatballs and Spaghetti with Mezzetta Napa. It is right up my alley, as this dish was inspired by the Minnesota State Fair! So many years I spent sampling food from the best state fair! Next up to try will be Slow Cooker Chicken Tikki Masala... Sounds so good!


Check out all the great blogs participating in Freaky Friday Spring Addition!


Green Chile Turkey Joes

2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
4 ounce can green chiles
1 lb ground turkey
10 ounce can green enchilada sauce
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp ancho chile powder
1 tsp cumin
1/4 cup sour cream (low fat if you like)

Buns
Cheese (optional)
Jalapenos (optional)

In large skillet, heat extra virgin olive oil over medium high heat.  Add onions, and saute until they begin to soften. Add the green chiles.  Add ground turkey, breaking up with spoon.  Cook until no longer pink.  Add salt, pepper, chile powder, and cumin.  Simmer until thickened.  Remove from heat, and add sour cream. Stir well.

Enjoy :)


Source:  A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures

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33 comments:

  1. My husband is a fan of sloppy joes..and this definitely will please him. YUM!

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    1. I would love to see your spin on these Angie!

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  2. Those sound really good. I'm printing out the recipe to try.

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    1. Hope your family enjoys them as much as we did!

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  3. These sound delicious and what a fun way to get to know another blog and blogger. I love that idea! I'm with you, I'd be adding the jalapenos, but it would be nice to have the mild version for Jax.

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    1. Yes! It's loaded with mild flavor for everyone, and those of us who like more of a kick can build it up!

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  4. I love sloppy joes and I like the interesting twist on this recipe. These turkey joes look delicious! ~Cydnee

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    1. Thanks Cyndee! They were definitely a twist new to us!

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  5. That's one of my faves, too!! Such a great choice and so happy y'all enjoyed them as much as we do. :)

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    1. Thank you so much for introducing me to this great recipe!

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  6. These sound super good! I can't wait to give them a try! Thanks for being a part of our group, Kris!

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    1. You definitely need to try them! They are so good!
      Thanks for all you do Michaela!

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  7. You picked a quick and easy recipe families can enjoy on any weeknight. Looks and sounds delicious.

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    1. Thanks, Patty! Weeknights definitely need idea's for quick and easy without involving takeout!

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  8. These look so delicious!!!! Making next week!

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    1. Yeay! Let me know what the family thinks of them!

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  9. These sound fantastic! I love the Mexican twist!

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    1. Thanks, Lisa. Mexican twist is great on so many foods, I just never thought of it for a sloppy joe!

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  10. We are loving the little extra kick to these sloppy Joes! I would love one of these with a cold beverage, right about NOW! Great job!

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    1. You could not go wrong enjoying these with a cold beverage right now! Thanks Dan!

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  11. These turkey joes sound really delicious! I love the addition of the kick of heat, this really calls my name! Must try this soon :) Can never have too many 30 minute meal go tos :)

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  12. This is such a fun twist on sloppy joes, I've gotta try them!

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  13. Ooooh, that looks so good, my friend, especially with the jalapenos! Thanks for the tasty recipe :)

    Have a great week. Hugs!

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  14. You had me at green chilies. This sounds SO GREAT!

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  15. I used to hate when my mom made me eat sloppy joes but this healthier and definitely tastier version is what I am talking about!!

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  16. Adding this recipe to my menu soon, my boys love anything with a little heat!

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  17. Oh I am loving this flavor twist on a classic sloppy joe!! Awesome flavors and an easy fast weeknight dinner!! Im in!

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  18. Love Christie's recipes! The green chiles sold me on this one! By the way, I got a message chiles are trending on Facebook, after I shared it! As they well should!! :)

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  19. I love playing around with different types of Sloppy Joes and these right here look awesome! Super flavorful! And I can definitely see why that Slow Cooker Chicken Tikki Masala is up next- YUM!

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  20. These look really good, Kris. I love sloppy joes, but never thought to try it with turkey. Such a spicy kick! :)

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  21. I love this departure from the normal Sloppy Joe! What a great idea! Definitely one of those things that's left me wondering "Why did I think of Turkey Sloppy Joes?" LOL. I'll be trying this for sure! I can't wait to see that Slow Cooker Tikki Masala! :-)

    Hope you are having a great week Kris!

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  22. this is great, highly preferable to regular ol' sloppy joes. the green chiles are an addition i haven't tried!

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