The Jersey Girl in me is coming out in this post. As far as I know, New Jersey is the only place that has this type of “sloppy joe”. A New Jersey Sloppy Joe is a cold sandwich with sliced deli meat, swiss cheese, coleslaw, and 1000 island dressing on rye bread. It is crisp and refreshing. Even more so because I ditched the bread for crunchy romaine lettuce.
Lettuce wraps are one of my favorite summer lunches. Having 1000 island dressing and coleslaw prepped in the fridge makes this a breeze to serve for lunch. Even if you need to whip up the dressing and cole slaw first it only takes about 10 minutes.
I have to admit I used regular ketchup in the dressing. It only calls for a tablespoon and I didn’t have any sugar-free ketchup on hand. I figured about 1/2 teaspoon of regular ketchup per serving wasn’t too bad. Growing a baby is hard work and sometimes I have to take a short cut or two for my sanity. I’m sure as the days heat up and my belly gets bigger (I’m due early September with baby number five!) I’ll take a few more shortcuts. I’m ok with that.
This combo also works great as a salad. It can get a bit messy eating the lettuce wraps so if you prefer to eat with a fork and knife just cut them up into a salad.
Turkey Joe Lettuce Wraps – New Jersey Sloppy Joe
1000 island dressing – recipe follows
coleslaw – recipe follows (this makes more coleslaw than you need, feel free to half it if desired)
sliced deli turkey
1000 Island Dressing Ingredients:
1/4 cup mayo
1 tbsp ketchup
1 tbsp finely chopped dill pickles
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp garlic salt
14 oz shredded coleslaw mix
1/2 cup mayo
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tsp garlic salt
For 1000 island dressing: Stir together ingredients.
For coleslaw: Stir together ingredients.
For lettuce wraps: take a piece of romaine lettuce, top with deli turkey, swiss cheese, coleslaw, and then drizzle on the dressing.
Told you this was an easy one.
Yields 6 servings
10 minPrep Time
10 minTotal Time
- 1000 island dressing - recipe follows
- coleslaw - recipe follows
- sliced deli turkey
- romaine lettuce
- swiss cheese
- 1/4 cup mayo
- 1 tbsp ketchup
- 1 tbsp finely chopped dill pickles
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp garlic salt
- 14 oz shredded coleslaw mix
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- For 1000 island dressing: Stir together ingredients.
- For coleslaw: Stir together ingredients.
- For lettuce wraps: take a piece of romaine lettuce, top with deli turkey, swiss cheese, coleslaw, and then drizzle on the dressing.
|Amount Per Serving|
Total Fat 29g
Saturated Fat 7g
Total Carbohydrates 6g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Vitamin A 12%
Vitamin C 9%