12/22/10

Shout Out to Rachael (Sloppy Jerky Turkey Joes)

Only Rachael Ray can come up with a name like Sloppy Jerky Turkey Joes. Bless you, queen of quirkiness and thirty minute meals.  Say what you will about her, but I am a huge fan.  In fact, one year I had a Merry Rachael Ray Christmas that involved a box full of cookbooks and DVDs of hers...pretty good stuff in my opinion. 

I like a lot of her recipes because they are relatively simple while still being tasty, don't call for crazy ingredients, and are, for the most part, healthy. 


This was one that required minimal alterations to become more WW friendly.  It was quite tasty and a step up from the usual turkey joes that I make.  They require a bit of preparation but get in that kitchen and get your chop on!

Sloppy Jerky Turkey Joes
adapted from Rachael Ray

cooking spray
1.2 lb extra lean ground turkey (1.2 lb is the size of the package I always get)
1 tbl vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
1 Anaheim pepper, seeded and chopped
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
salt and pepper
1 tbl paprika (or smoked sweet paprika)
1 inch piece fresh ginger, grated or minced
1 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

sauce:
2 tbl cider vinegar
2 tbl dark brown sugar
1 tbl Worcestershire sauce
2 tbl lime juice
1 cup tomato sauce

Spray pan with cooking spray.  Add turkey, cook until done.  Add vegetable oil, onion, both peppers, garlic, salt and pepper, paprika, ginger, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, thyme, cilantro.  Cook for about 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, combine ingredients for sauce.  Add to meat mixture, allow sauce to heat through. 

Serving size approx 1/2 cup (makes about 11 cups)
Points Plus 2

Enjoy these jerky joes on a whole wheat bun - I used Sara Lee Soft and Smooth bus for 3 points each.

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