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Turkey Sloppy Joes Recipe: A Delicious Twist on a Classic Sandwich

Sloppy joes are a classic American sandwich that usually consists of ground beef, onions, and tomato sauce. However, we decided to give this dish a delicious turkey twist! This turkey sloppy joes recipe is easy to make and perfect for a easy and quick meal. Plus, it’s healthy and packed with flavor. So whos ready to make homemade sloppy joes for a quick dinner.

Ground Turkey

I used ground turkey in this recipe because of how lean it is and how low calories it is. You can of course use beef, or ground chicken or make them vegetarian by just using vegetables or vegetarian meat substitutes.

Worcestershire Sauce

I used Worcestershire sauce in this recipe because it gives the meat more flavor and helps to prevent it from drying out as most lean meats can easily do.

Bell Peppers

Bell peppers are a great way to add more vegetables to this dish as well as texture and they also help to give it more color. You can use any color of bell pepper that you like or have on hand. In this recipe, we are using red pepper and green peppers.

Seasoning

Keep it simple here with just a seasoning packet. Recipes don’t have to be complicated to taste great so for this recipe a simple seasoning packet will do. If you want to add a little kick to your meal add some Chili powder, cayenne pepper and hot sauce.

Tomato Sauce

I love using tomato sauce in this recipe because it gives the turkey a nice depth of flavor and also helps to bind everything together. You can also use a combination of tomato paste and water or pasta sauce.

Buns

I used plain hamburger buns for this recipe because they are simple and work well but you can use any type of bun you want. You can also make sliders out of this recipe by using dinner rolls or slider buns.

Turkey Sloppy Joes

Servings

6

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Calories 

285

Cook Time

20 Minutes

Total Time 25 Minutes

*Please note that the nutritional information provided is an estimate only and may vary depending on the ingredients used. Calories listed are per serving.*

Ingredients:

  • 1 LB Ground Turkey
  • 2 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Package Sloppy Joe Mix
  • 1 15oz Can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Diced Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Diced Green Bell Pepper
  • 6 Hamburger Buns

What Tools You Will Need:

Directions?

  1. Preheat Skillet to medium-high heat on the stove top. Add Ground Turkey and Worcestershire sauce to the pan and brown.
  2. Dice bell peppers and add them into the skillet with the turkey. Mix and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add tomato sauce and seasoning packet to the skillet and mix well. Reduce heat to low.
  4. Simmer on low for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to develop and the bell peppers to soften.
  5. Warm-up your buns if you prefer them warm or toasted.
  6. Serve and Enjoy!

Notes:

  • Serve with shredded cheese or any other toppings you would like or by themselves.
  • Mix the seasoning packet into the tomato sauce before hand if you want the flavor to be more consistent.

Is A Sloppy Joe Healthy?

This turkey sloppy joe recipe is a great option if you are looking to add to your healthy recipes. Turkey is a leaner meat than beef and it is also lower in calories. As with any recipe though, it depends on your ingredients as far as how healthy it is.

Can You Use Turkey With Manwich?

Manwich is a popular brand of sloppy joe sauce and it can be used with turkey. I would recommend using half the amount of Manwich though because it is quite sweet. You can also add extra tomato sauce or paste to thin it out if needed.

What Sides Go Well With Sloppy Joes?

There are a variety of sides that go well with sloppy joes. Some popular choices include potato salad, macaroni salad, coleslaw, and chips. You can also serve them with a side of vegetables such as roasted broccoli or asparagus or a simple green salad.

How To Meal Prep This Meal

This turkey sloppy joes recipe is perfect for meal prepping! Simply cook the turkey mixture ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the fridge. When you’re ready to eat, simply reheat the turkey mixture and serve on buns.

Can I Make Sloppy Joes In A Slow Cooker?

Yes, you can make turkey sloppy joes in a slow cooker! Simply brown your turkey and add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on low for about two hours in the slow cooker. This method takes longer but using a slow cooker when you are not in a hurry will allow the flavors to develop even longer.

turkey sloppy joes

Turkey Sloppy Joes Recipe: A Delicious Twist on a Classic Sandwich

David
Sloppy joes are a classic American sandwich that usually consists of ground beef, onions, and tomato sauce. However, we decided to give this dish a delicious turkey twist!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 285 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 LB Ground Turkey
  • 2 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 15oz Can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Packet Sloppy Joe Mix
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper Diced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper Diced
  • 6 Hamburger Buns

Instructions
 

  • Preheat skillet to medium-high heat. Add Ground Turkey and Worcestershire sauce to the pan and brown.
  • Dice bell peppers and add them into the skillet with the turkey. Mix and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add tomato sauce and seasoning packet to the skillet and mix well. Reduce heat to low.
  • Simmer on low for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to develop and the bell peppers to soften.
  • Warm-up your buns if you prefer them warm or toasted.
  • Serve and Enjoy!

Notes

  • Serve with shredded cheese or any other toppings you would like or by themselves.
  • Mix the seasoning packet into the tomato sauce beforehand if you want the flavor to be more consistent.

Nutrition

Calories: 285kcal
Keyword dinner, sloppy joes
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Summary

This turkey sloppy joes recipe is a great option if you are looking for a healthier sandwich. Turkey is a leaner meat than beef and it is also lower in calories. As with any recipe though, it depends on your ingredients as far as how healthy it is. This turkey sloppy joes recipe is easy to make and perfect for a quick and easy meal. Plus, it’s healthy and packed with flavor.

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