Ground Turkey Sloppy Joes

6 servings


7 minutes

active time

27 minutes

total time


1 Tbsp vegetable oil

1 lb ground turkey (I like the flavor of 93/7)

1/2 large yellow onion (minced)

1/3 large green bell pepper (minced)

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

1 Tbsp spicy brown mustard (regular mustard can be substituted)

1/2 cup ketchup

1/3 cup barbecue sauce

3 Tbsp tomato paste

1 Tbsp granulated sugar (more or less, to taste)

1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup water


Toast Buns

Heat a large skillet over MED HIGH/HIGH heat. Add a drizzle of vegetable oil, and once hot, add buns, cut side down. Cook for 30 seconds to a minute (this time will vary), or until golden brown on the bottoms.

Remove to a wire cooling rack, cut sides up.

Cook Meat and Vegetables

Heat oil in large skillet over MED-HIGH heat. Add turkey, onion and bell pepper and cook, breaking apart into crumbles as it cooks, about 5 minutes, or until turkey is cooked through and vegetables are beginning to soften. Transfer to colander to drain.

Add Sauce

Add chili powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, mustard, ketchup, barbecue sauce, tomato paste, sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and water and stir well to combine.

Simmer and Serve

Reduce heat to MED/MED LOW and cook for 10-15 minutes, until mixture has thickened to your liking, stirring often. Remove from heat and serve over toasted buns.


Serving Size



196 kcal

Total Fat

4 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



42 mg


844 mg

Total Carbohydrate

21 g

Dietary Fiber

2 g

Total Sugars

16 g


20 g

6 servings


7 minutes

active time

27 minutes

total time
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