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.
10 minPrep Time
10 minTotal Time
Yields 6 servings
- 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%