Rating: 4.29 stars
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

A more wholesome version of the ever-popular sloppy joe using ground turkey instead of ground beef. You'll get sweetness from the apples, a subtle hint of anise from the tarragon, and a burst of aromatic flavor from the cloves. Be adventuresome, step outside the box, and give it a try! Serve on butter-toasted hamburger buns.

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prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place ground turkey, onion, bell pepper, and apple into a large skillet over medium heat. Cook until turkey is browned and crumbly, 7 to 9 minutes.

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  • Stir ketchup, water, Dijon mustard, cider vinegar, sugar, tarragon, salt, and cloves into the skillet. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, adding a little more water if mixture gets a bit thick.

Nutrition Facts

184 calories; protein 16.3g; carbohydrates 17.8g; fat 6g; cholesterol 55.8mg; sodium 921.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2019
I made this and it came out pretty good. I sautéed the onions, apples, and peppers in a separate pan first then I mixed them in with the meat. I did this to make sure they were nice and soft, not crunchy. Other than that I think this came out good and I'd make it again. Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2019
I made this and it came out pretty good. I sautéed the onions, apples, and peppers in a separate pan first then I mixed them in with the meat. I did this to make sure they were nice and soft, not crunchy. Other than that I think this came out good and I'd make it again. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2020
The buns are not part of the ingredient list. It should be in there. Savory and sweet. Very good recipe for the Fall. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2021
Delightful recipe. I highly suggest using a very fine dice on your veggies though! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2020
Excellent recipe. I did not add the sugar because it was perfect with the apples and vinegar. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2021
A variation of this recipe appeared in the magazine, as a healthier version of Sloppy Joes. Sounded interesting, so I made it. I sauteed the veg and apple first for 5 minutes, before adding in the meat to brown. The magazine version specified 16 oz. tomato sauce and 1/4 cup ketchup, plus 2 tsp. Grey Poupon-type mustard. I used 8 oz. sauce (for less 'sloppiness'), 1/4 cup ketchup, and extra mustard, plus tarragon (dried). I omitted the cloves. It came out great! My only quibble was the recipe was supposed to serve 8, but an honest estimation would be about 5 (if you're serving adults). Read More
Rating: 2 stars
09/19/2021
These probably would have been good if it weren’t fir the cloves. My family ended up throwing theirs away, I ate mine but just because I don’t throw out food. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2021
Wow! What great flavor! I will be making this again! Read More