Turkey Sloppy Joes
- 1 pound ground turkey
- ½ onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 green bell pepper, minced
- 1½ cups water, divided
- ¾ cup tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- 6 sandwich buns
- Cook and stir ground turkey and onion in a large skillet over medium-heat, breaking turkey into small pieces as it cooks, turkey is browned and crumbled, about 10 minutes.
- Stir garlic and green bell pepper with the turkey; cook and stir until softened, 2 to 3 minutes.
- Deglaze pan with ½ cup water, scraping browned bits of food from bottom of pan with the flat edges of a wooden spoon.
- Stir tomato sauce and Worcestershire sauce with the turkey mixture; season with salt and pepper; add remaining water.
- Reduce heat to low. Cook mixture at a simmer, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has evaporated and the mixture is thick, about 30 minutes. Season again with salt and pepper.
- Divide mixture equally among 6 buns to serve.
Skip the buns and serve the meat sauce mixture over pasta or spiralized vegetables.
What others are saying
Shannon Bowie Persha says:
This was very good!! I paired with corn on the cob, and broccoli.
Chaz Norwood says:
I thought these turkey sloppy Joe’s were really good. I paired them with oven baked sweet potato fries. Everybody loved them, so it was a win.
Jessica Scott says:
These ground turkey Sloppy Joe's were so delicious! I made them for the kids, but ended up eating at least two myself because they were that good! I absolutely love this recipe, I think I'll make them again tonight!
Caro Hodgin says:
Healthy and delish! Always looking for ways to use up ground turkey and this was a great one.