Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Southwest Sloppy Joes with Honey-Lime Coleslaw

I’d planned to post a different recipe today, but I was sitting here planning next week’s meals, and a craving for this particular dish hit me hard. So since these sloppy joes are showing up on our meal plan again next week, I’d figured I’d better get around to posting about them already!

These sloppy joes are absolutely delicious. They’re loaded with corn and beans and green chilies and smoky spices that make them absolutely irresistible for someone who loves Southwest-style food as much as I do. And while they’re delicious on their own, it’s the honey-lime coleslaw that really takes them over the top. The coleslaw is tangy, sweet, and creamy, and it’s the perfect condiment for the slightly spicy sloppy joes. It’s such an incredible flavor combination, and I really can’t say enough complimentary things about this recipe. With a pile of sweet potato fries on the side, this is pretty much a perfect meal!

Some other delicious takes on sloppy joes that our family loves:

Taco joes
Buffalo chicken joes
Pizza joes
Texas BBQ sloppy joes

Southwest Sloppy Joes with Honey-Lime Coleslaw
slightly adapted from Debbi Does Dinner…Healthy & Low Calorie

For the honey-lime coleslaw:

2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sour cream
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste
About 4 cups of coleslaw mix

For the sloppy joes:

1 pound ground beef or turkey
1 onion, chopped
1/2 to 1 cup ketchup
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup frozen corn
1 4-ounce can diced green chiles, undrained
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder

Salt and pepper to taste

1. For the coleslaw, whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, honey and lime juice. Add cilantro and coleslaw mix and toss gently to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to use.

2. Cook ground beef and onion over medium high heat until beef is no longer pink. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir to combine. Simmer for about 10 minutes until the sauce thickens to desired consistency, adding more ketchup if necessary.

3. Serve on buns with coleslaw on top if desired.



Holly said...

I've never has southwestern style sloppy joes-sounds really good!! I especially like the sound of the honey-lime coleslaw!:)

Debbie said...

This sounds delicious Cassie. Exactly my husbands kind of dish and I think I would really like it since it has that delicious cole slaw on it.

Keri said...

This sounds amazing, Cassie! It will be on my menu for next week, too!!

Jona said...

Love to try this recipe.Looks deliciously good.