Ground Turkey Sloppy Joes
Give your favorite childhood dish a healthy update with this savory ground turkey sloppy joe recipe!
One of the greatest flavors of childhood is of sloppy joes. Sweet and smoky, this messy dish likely graced the dinner table for years during your youth. Whether you grew out of sloppy joes or you're looking for a healthier take on a classic recipe, these Ground Turkey Sloppy Joes are the simple and savory solution to your meal search! This revamped childhood favorite uses lean turkey meat and ingredients you probably already have on hand, such as onions and bell peppers. With tender vegetables and a low-sugar homemade sauce, these easy turkey sloppy joes are a filling yet healthy alternative to your meaty cravings.
Makes6 sloppy joe sandwiches
Preparation Time10 min
Cooking Time20 min
Cooking MethodSauteeing, Skillet
Total TimeUnder 30 minutes
Recipe CourseMain Course
Taste and TextureSavory, Smoky, Sweet
Type of DishSandwich
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 small red onion, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika (you can substitute regular)
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cayenne (optional)
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- buns, for serving
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and brown your ground turkey until cooked through.
Add garlic, onion, and bell pepper. Saute the mixture for 1-2 minutes and add the remaining ingredients except for the bread.
Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Vegetables should be tender.
Spoon mixture inside of your favorite bun, and dinner is served!
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