Monday, September 19, 2011

Movie Mania Monday: Billy Madison and Sloppy Joes!

Jambalaya Joes
It's Movie Mania Monday and we've already discovered my love for Adam Sandler movies.  Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore are the two movies that really put Adam over the top following his SNL days and with lots of celebrity cameos, slapstick comedy and childish pranks, he really set the standard for mindless comedy in the 1990's.

There are two really famous/funny sloppy joes references that Adam Sandler has, the first is from Billy Madison, where he is enjoying a delicious, healthy (not) elementary school cafeteria lunch with his school buddies.  The second, is a hilarious song and video about the "Lunch Lady" and her sloppy joes.  The video features the late and great Chris Farley doing his best impression of what the famous Sloppy Joe Lunch Lady may have looked like.

So, today is an oldie but a goodie.  We're doing my Jambalaya Joes.  It's about the one year anniversary of my very first cooking contest win, and this is the recipe that did it!  They're healthy, yummy and just a little bit spicy!  I use ground turkey, chicken andouille sausage and just a little bit of light Philadelphia cream cheese, just to give it a creamy kick.  Enjoy!

Jambalaya Joes

Prep time: 10 minutes / Cook time: 15 minutes / Servings: 4

  • 1 pound(s) of Lean Ground Turkey
  • 6 ounce(s) of Chicken Andouille Sausage, chopped (about 2 sausages)
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 ounce(s) of Philadelphia Light Cream Cheese
  • 1 tbsp. of Creole Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp. of paprika
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup(s) of spaghetti sauce (from a jar)
  • 4 Hamburger buns, toasted
  1. In a large skillet, combine sausage, ground turkey and red bell pepper. Season with salt and pepper and cook on medium heat until turkey is fully browned and cooked, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add Creole seasoning, paprika, spaghetti sauce and tomato. Stir until combined and add cream cheese. Stir and continue to cook until all ingredients are combined and sauce reduces, another 5 minutes.
  3. To Serve: Spoon 1/4 of the meat mixture onto the toasted hamburger buns. Repeat, serve and enjoy!

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