This post is sponsored by McCormick Skillet Sauces; however, all opinions, ideas, and goofy comments are entirely mine.
I wasn’t expecting to like the recipe I created. I’m not a really big fan of meat, and I’m even less of a fan of sloppy joes. It goes back to the summer of my 9th grade year when I ended up getting my wisdom teeth (all four of them, lucky me) extracted just three days before camp. It was the first summer camp I’d ever gone to– and I was on a leadership scholarship– so I was committed a thousand percent to going. I ended up going to church camp without the ability to open my mouth completely– or even just a little bit. I spent the first night of camp being the weird kid with yellow-purple-greenish bruises on my cheeks, squishing small bites of the cafeteria’s sloppy joes into flat pancakes so I could slide them over my teeth. Not the best moment of my life. So I’m not a big fan of sloppy joes.
But I’m in love with this meal. John and I just finished with dinner… and we can’t wait for warm-ups for tomorrow! (Yeah, our lives may or may not revolve around food.) And the reason? No joke, this little pouch of sauce:
While the Sicilian Chicken is supposed to be used with, well, chicken, I decided to use it to create a healthier, Italian twist on a tried-and-true comfort food. And Sloppy Giuseppes were born! Get ready to have your taste buds blown. And get ready to have one dish to clean and dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less.
- 1 pound of ground turkey burger
- 1 green bell pepper, cored and diced
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- 1 heaping tablespoon of minced garlic
- 1 pouch of McCormick Skillet Sauces in Sicilian Chicken (found in WalMart)
- 4 slices of Provolone cheese (1 slice for each sandwich)
- 4 ciabatta rolls
- Brown the turkey meat in an ungreased skillet on medium heat.
- Once turkey meat has browned, add garlic, bell pepper, and onion. Saute until onion is tender (about 10 minutes).
- Turn down heat to low. Add McCormick Skillet Sauce and mix thoroughly.
- Spoon meat mixture onto the ciabatta roll’s bottom bun, top with cheese and top bun.
Notes: Steamed zucchini is a perfect side dish for this meal. It’s also a great way to turn the meal into a gluten-free, few-carb meal. Use zucchini coins as “noodles” and top with meat mixture. (John did this and thought it was great!)
I’m excited to try the rest of these Skillet Sauces (I bought one of each because, why not?)! If they’re anything like the Sicilian Chicken, they will be a welcome addition to our meal plan. Find out more information and get more recipes at McCormick.com.