I was trying to figure out how to make a really good dinner out of turkey, something I have never done before. When I made this all I got were positive replies. I got this recipe and totally redid it, and it turned out great!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 sandwiches
Advertisement

Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat; cook and stir turkey, onion, bell pepper, and tomato until turkey is crumbly and no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in ketchup, barbeque sauce, mustard, vinegar, celery seed, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve turkey mixture on toasted hamburger buns.

    Advertisement

Nutrition Facts

393 calories; protein 32.8g 66% DV; carbohydrates 36.4g 12% DV; fat 13.3g 20% DV; cholesterol 104.8mg 35% DV; sodium 525.3mg 21% DV. Full Nutrition
Advertisement

Reviews (118)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2012
These were the best sloppy joes we've had in awhile! The spices added a nice kick to the normal flavor of a sloppy joe and we've added this recipe to our favorites. Read More
(55)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/20/2013
Two stars for healthier but did not taste much like a sloppy joe. We actually dumped it out sorry. The idea for the sauce was good but overall the whole thing was just not for us. Read More
(3)
163 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 124
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2012
These were the best sloppy joes we've had in awhile! The spices added a nice kick to the normal flavor of a sloppy joe and we've added this recipe to our favorites. Read More
(55)
Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2012
A nice change of pace from the usual beef sloppy joe. These have a nice little kick! Read More
(47)
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2013
What a great recipe! My husband is not a Real Turkey fan but thought these flavors did a great job of masking the turkey. This is on our bi-weekly menu for sure! Read More
(41)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2013
I sauteed a medium chopped red onion in a tbs of extra virgin olive oil then added in 3 cloves of minced garlic, 1 tsp of ground ginger, a 1/4 tsp of dried cayenne pepper and stirred until fragrant. Next, added the ground turkey meat stirring until the meat was no longer pink and in small pieces. Then added 8 oz of no-salt added tomato sauce along with a 1/4 cup of hoisin sauce and cooked until all was thickened. After taking the pan off the heat, I added fresh chopped cilantro leaves and 2 tbs of lemon juice. Served as open faced sandwiches with freshly grated extra sharp cheddar cheese as a topping. My Turkey Sloppy Joes was a fantastic meal which earned me the prized golden Stamp of Approval (SOA) from Mi Gato Loco. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2013
Thank you for your reviews I was so glad after I saw that people really liked my food!! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2013
Makes a very good sloppy joe and this ground turkey version will hold its own against ones made with beef. The 5 minutes for cooking the turkey and veggies per the recipe was more like 10 minutes for us. Otherwise the recipe is easy to follow and quick to make. We would make this again. Read More
(8)
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
05/22/2013
What did I do different? Not much... for the veggies I just added a whole onion a whole green pepper and a whole medium tomato a pinch of minced garlic and a tiny amount more of red pepper flakes.... ABSOLUTE YUM! My 15 year old said and I quote.... "Please forgive my language but this is bomb as hell!" lol Served it with fresh corn on the cob sprinkled with low salt creole seasoning... ALRIGHT for quick finger foods! Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2013
I'm always at a loss what to do with ground turkey and these were a great solution. They were much more spicy than I would have imagined although I might have been a bit too generous with the pepper flakes. My husband made a face when I said I was using turkey instead of beef for sloppy joes but he really liked them. I will make them again! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2013
Very good! My granddaughter who is very picky loved this! I liked the way the flavors melded together and was very happy this was made with turkey! Read More
(4)
Rating: 2 stars
08/20/2013
Two stars for healthier but did not taste much like a sloppy joe. We actually dumped it out sorry. The idea for the sauce was good but overall the whole thing was just not for us. Read More
(3)
Advertisement