Wednesday, November 2, 2011

School Lunch for Dinner

The other reason Halloween was great for us was because I made these awesome Sloppy Joes. I actually really liked school lunches when I was a kid, probably because we always ate Polish food so I really appreciated eating the American food at lunch. So when I saw this recipe for Grown Up Sloppy Joes with Ground Turkey and Avocado, I got inspired and had to try it. Now I can't always find ingredients here so I make do and use what I have and change things up a bit. Seriously, these came out so good, we loved them!

Here's what I put in them:

1/2 kg Lean Ground Turkey
1 cup assorted diced veggies (carrots, corn, red and green pepper)
1 cup finely chopped onion
2 large cloves of garlic
2 TBS sunflower oil
8-oz can (about 250g) of tomato puree
1/2 cup ketchup
2 TBS cider vinegar
2 TBS brown sugar, packed
(approx.) 1/2 tsp chilli powder
(approx.) 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
(approx.) 1 tsp ground ginger
(approx.) 1 tsp Hot Madras Curry powder (which has coriander, cumin, turmeric, fenugreek, and garlic)
1 avocado
6 whole wheat buns
salt and pepper
Simmering away

We got these nice rolls/buns from the bakery, maybe a tiny bit too bready but then we just added more Joe to it and then topped it off with slices of avocado.

 T agrees! His only other sloppy Joe before was the vegan one at Govinda's in Philly (which is so soooo good!)


  1. OMG babe, I'm drooling just by reading this, they were soooooooo good!!!

  2. Now you're drooling over the Indian dishes I made tonight! Hehehe :D

  3. I love sloppy joes and have made 'grown-up' ones before! never put avocado on though - maybe I'll try that!



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