Turkey Sloppy Joes

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Rated 5.0 based on 4 customer reviews
Turkey Sloppy Joes
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


  1. 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.
  2. Stir garlic and green bell pepper with the turkey; cook and stir until softened, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Deglaze pan with ½ cup water, scraping browned bits of food from bottom of pan with the flat edges of a wooden spoon.
  4. Stir tomato sauce and Worcestershire sauce with the turkey mixture; season with salt and pepper; add remaining water.
  5. 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.
  6. Divide mixture equally among 6 buns to serve.
Mealthy tip:

Skip the buns and serve the meat sauce mixture over pasta or spiralized vegetables.


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Caro Hodgin says:

Healthy and delish! Always looking for ways to use up ground turkey and this was a great one.

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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!

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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.

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Shannon Bowie Persha says:

This was very good!! I paired with corn on the cob, and broccoli.