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Southwestern Sloppy Joes

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
29 min
15 min
14 min
Everyone loves the all-American Sloppy Joe. Our version lends a spicy sophistication to this humble dish by adding mild salsa.


Canola oil

1 Tbsp

Uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, chopped

Garlic clove(s)

1 medium clove(s), minced

Jalapeño pepper(s)

1 small, seeded, chopped (wear gloves when handling to prevent irritation)

Chili powder

1 tsp

Dried oregano

½ tsp

Uncooked extra lean ground turkey breast

¾ pound(s)

Canned corn with red and green peppers

7 oz, with Mexican seasonings (also called mexicorn), rinsed and drained*

Fat free salsa

1½ cup(s)

Dark brown sugar

1 Tbsp, packed

Light hamburger roll(s) or bun(s)

4 item(s), split


  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Swirl in the oil, then add the onion, garlic, and jalapeño. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the chili powder and oregano, and cook 1 minute more. Add the turkey and corn, and cook until the mixture is nearly dry, about 4 minutes. Stir in the salsa and sugar and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened and the turkey is cooked through, 4–5 minutes longer. Spoon over the opened rolls and serve.


*Mexican-style corn, sometimes labeled Mexicorn, is a mixture of corn kernels and bell peppers often flavored with mild Mexican spices, usually found next to regular canned corn in the grocery store. If you can’t find it, plain canned corn will do.This recipe first appeared in Best of Weight Watchers Volume 1 and is used here with permission.If you prefer a little more heat, use hot salsa instead.