Tex Mex Sloppy Joes

Good evening friends I am happy to report that I finally created a Facebook fan page for NHerShoes!!! This way I can keep my personal Facebook page a bit separate from the world. Who am I kidding I have a blog, how much more out there can I be!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Feel free to like it!


Despite the fact that I really just wanted to stay in my PJ’s another day and watch "Friends", I ended up getting a lot done today! After my 5 mile run with Susie I came home and made the best SLOPPY JOES EVER, Hubby adored them.

TEX MEX Sloppy Joes

-adapted from Cleaning Eating Magazine

(Because Hubby was born in Texas and I am half Mexican ๐Ÿ™‚ )



1b of Ground Turkey Meat

1 cup of chicken stock

1 red bell pepper diced

1 cup frozen corn

1 green bell pepper diced

1-2 medium tomato diced

1 red onion diced into ity bity pieces 

3 tbsp tomato paste

1 tbsp sea salt

3 tsp Chili Powder

1 tbsp garlic powder

1/2 cup light cheese (whatever you have on hand)

Shredded Cabbage (optional)

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp of whole wheat flour


Brown the turkey meat for about 4-5 minutes. While the meat was cooking I used my Slap Chop to dice up all my veggies. Haven’t used this in forever! Thinking of getting a food processor..anyone want to donate me there’s??


Then add bell pepper and onions and cook for another 2-3 minutes.


Next add in corn, tomatoes, spices, soy sauce, stock and tomato paste. Stir for about 2 minutes and then cover and simmer for 20 minutes. After it has been simmering for about 15 minutes add about 1-2 tbsp of whole wheat flour to thicken it up. The cook for 5 minutes and your done! If you let it sit for a couple minutes before serving it will thicken up even more.


On the side I made home made baked fries. Just a little EVOO and Sea Salt, and into the oven at 450 for 20 minutes.


I made two variations of a Sloppy Joes tonight. Mine was a bowl of the Tex Mex mix on top of the french fries. I added a little cheese and shredded cabbage for crunch! I think a little Greek Yogurt on top would have been perfect!




Loved the texture! It’s a lot like Chili, but sweeter.


Hubby’s was a little more traditional. I wish we just had homemade whole wheat buns.


I did toast his bread and added a little cheese.


Better then any MANWICH I have ever had ๐Ÿ™‚

Time to do a little reading and then hit the hay.

Back to work tomorrow. You know what Wednesday is…..

Adios Amigos!


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