Tex-Mex Chipotle Sloppy Joes (Cooking Light style)

My BF and I were craving sloppy joes but wanted a healthy version. These have a lot of flavor, are definitely sloppy, and it’s just fun food. I served it with a green salad and carrots with ginger lime butter.
Tex-Mex Chipotle Sloppy Joes (Cooking Light style)
serves 4 / 8 ww pts / adapted from cooking light

Here’s what I used:

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, grated or minced
  • 1-2 seeded jalapeno peppers, minced
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp chipotle chile powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa (go for a thinner salsa…skip the “chunky-style” for this one)
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 4 tbsp reduced-fat shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 whole wheat/grain hamburger buns

Here’s what I did:

  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add onion, garlic, and jalapeno and saute 4 minutes or so.
  3. Add sugar, cumin, chile powders, coriander, turkey, black pepper and salt. Break the turkey into small pieces with a wooden spoon and cook for about 5 minutes until lightly browned.
  4. Stir in salsa and cook for 4 minutes until thickened slightly.
  5. Stir in cilantro. Serve on a roll with the cheddar cheese on top. Eat it!

One thought on “Tex-Mex Chipotle Sloppy Joes (Cooking Light style)

  1. tmetz2003 says:

    I would like this in my mouth. Now. Yummmm!

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