{Midweek Sloppy Joes with Onion Rings and Grilled Zucchini}

Sloppy Joe's

I was really excited about making this dinner all week. I haven’t had sloppy joes in forever and since I’m back on my comfort food kick, it seemed like the perfect meal to make. We bought my favorite frozen onion rings from trader joes to go along with the meal, definitely a guilty pleasure but so worth it! I also grilled some zucchini in some olive oil with some salt and pepper just so I could say it was a well rounded meal.

It’s been HOT here on the central coast this week, but I’m still trying to channel fall with my food choices. Please? I’m hoping to head to Avila Valley Barn on Saturday to grab some fall decor for our kitchen table so even if the weather won’t cooperate, I can at least pretend when I’m inside.

Oh yeah, and I used ground turkey in my recipe–can’t say I’ve ever had a sloppy joe with beef!

Here’s the Sloppy Joes Recipe

Makes 4

*adapted from Cooking Light

Print recipe!


1/2 yellow onion, chopped

1/2 cup corn kernels

3/4 pound ground turkey

2 cups tomato sauce

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 tablespoon mustard

1 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

4 rolls

salt, to taste

pepper, to taste


Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.

Add the onion, pepper and turkey meat. Cook until turkey is browned, stirring to crumble.

Stir in the rest of the ingredients (expect the rolls).

Cover and cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Toast rolls, add turkey, and enjoy!

Sloppy Joe Dinner


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