Spicy Turkey Sloppy Joes


This twist on the classic comfort food makes for a yummy dinner and can make even the pickiest eater happy! Leave the spicy peppers out for a lower heat option! Make extra for leftovers, or freeze them for a quick night's dinner!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
12 sandwiches


  • 2 pounds ground turkey

  • 2 onions, chopped

  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper

  • ½ cup chopped red bell pepper

  • 1 serrano chile pepper, minced

  • 1 fresh chile pepper, minced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 cups ketchup

  • 1 cup barbeque sauce

  • ¼ cup cider vinegar

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • hamburger buns, split


  1. Cook and stir ground turkey, onions, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, serrano chile pepper, fresh chile pepper, and garlic in a large skillet over medium heat until the turkey is no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Drain fat from the turkey mixture.

  2. Stir ketchup, barbeque sauce, cider vinegar, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning, onion powder, and black pepper into the turkey mixture. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer until the vegetables are completely softened, about 20 minutes.

  3. Serve on split hamburger buns.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

347 Calories
8g Fat
49g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 347
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 1009mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 32mg 159%
Calcium 105mg 8%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 530mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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