July 27, 2011

Sloppy Bombay Joes Recipe

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Can I just say Yum!  This recipe was pretty amazing and smelled like heaven while it was cooking.  My husband walked in and said that whatever I was making smelled delicious. I got this recipe from Aarti Party by Aarti Sequeira on Food Network and I am so happy I decided to try this.  There are raisins in the recipe and I was afraid that they would be a bit goofy tasting.  But it was a really nice hit of sweet with all the savory in this dish!  Give it a try..you won't be disappointed.

You will need Half & Half, Cilantro, Pistachios, Raisins, Onion, Bell Pepper, Olive Oil, Ground Turkey, Garam Masala, Cumin, Paprika, Serrano Chile, Fresh Ginger, Garlic, Tomato Sauce, and Honey.  You will also need Water which isn't pictured.

Warm 1-2 TBSP oil in a medium pan, Add the Garlic, Ginger, 1/2 the Serrano Chile (remove the seeds and ribs if you don't want it too spicy) and cook until they begin to soften.  Add the Garam Masala and Paprika and cook about 30 seconds.

Stir in the Tomato Sauce and Water and brig to a boil.  Then reduce the heat and let simmer about 15 minutes. 

Meanwhile..in a second skillet over medium heat add 2 TBSP Olive Oil and allow it to get warm.  Add the Pistachios and raisins.

Cook until the raisins plump up and the pistachios are a bit toasted.  Remove from pan and set aside.

In the raisin pan add another 1-2 TBSP oil and toss in the onion and bell pepper.  Saute until everything is softened and starting to brown.

Try to ignore my terrible nail polish and then throw in the other half of the serrano pepper whole.  No need to remove the seeds and ribs, this one is just for flavor.  Saute a few minutes and season with the Cumin and a bit of Salt and Pepper.

Stir in the Ground Turkey and cook until it is fully cooked, breaking up the big pieces of meat.

Your sauce should be ready by now.  Pour the sauce into the pan with the meat.  Stir everything together and bring it up to a boil.  Then, lower the heat and simmer about ten minutes until everything thickens up a bit.

Remove the Serrano Chili and either toss out or eat if you feel like facing the fire.

Add the honey, Half & Half, and the Pistachio/Raisin mix and stir well to combine everything.

Oh wow, was this tasty!

Serve on a nice roll and top with chopped cilantro.  Enjoy!

Sloppy Bombay Joes Recipe
Source:  Aarti Sequeira -Food Network


2 TBSP Olive Oil
1 TBSP minced Ginger
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
1/2 Serrano Chile, seeded and finely minced (the other half goes in with the meat)
1 tsp Garam Masala
1/2 tsp Paprika
1 (15 oz) can Tomato Sauce
1 C Water


3-4 TBSP Olive Oil
1/4 C Pistachios, shelled
1/4 C Raisins
1 tsp Ground Cumin
1/2 Large Onion, diced
1 Bell Pepper, diced
1/2 Serrano Chile, seeds intact and whole
1 Lb Ground Turkey
1/2 tsp Honey
1/4 C Half & Half
Small Handful chopped fresh Cilantro
Buns for serving

Warm a medium saucepan over medium heat and add 2 TBSP Olive Oil.  Add the Ginger, Garlic, and Diced Serrano Chili.  Saute until the ginger and garlic brown a bit.  Add the Garam Masala and Paprika and saute for about 30 seconds.  Stir in the tomato sauce and water and bring to a boil.  Then reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile for the turkey, in a large skillet warm 2 TBSP of Oil and when warm add the Pistachios and raisins.  Cook until the raisins plump up and the pistachios are slightly toasted.  Remove from the pan and set aside.

Using the same pan return to medium heat and add another 1-2 TBSP of Oil and warm.  Add the Onions and Bell Pepper and saute until softened and just starting to brown.  Add the whole Serrano Chile and saute for another few minutes.  Season with the Cumin and a bit of Salt & Pepper.  Stir in the Ground Turkey making sure to break it up well.  Cook everything until the turkey is cooked through.

At this point the sauce should be ready.  Pour the sauce into the skillet with the turkey.  Stir everything together and bring it to a boil.  Then lower the heat and simmer the mixture about 10 minutes or until it has thickened up a bit.  At this point you can remove the Serrano Pepper and toss it or eat it if you are feeling daring (I wasn't so I tossed it).  Add the Honey, Half & Half, and the Pistachios/Raisins mix.  Stir everything together well.  Before serving garnish with the fresh Cilantro and serve on buns.


Approximately 6 servings (nutritional info for the meat and sauce not the buns)

Calories 333

Carbs 16

Fat 22
Protein 18
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