Turkey Sloppy Joes

Using ground turkey to make Sloppy Joes is an easy way to make healthy, delicious, comfort food at home.
Turkey Sloppy Joes

Turkey Sloppy Joes are an easy-to-make, tasty dish that is a great way to step up your weeknight dinners. They’re also healthier and lighter than regular sloppy joes.

What makes this Sloppy Joe recipe so tasty is how the combination of ground turkey, BBQ sauce, ketchup, vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce round out and deepen the dish’s flavors.

Side Dishes for Sloppy Joes

A few of our favorite side dishes to serve with Sloppy Joes made with ground turkey include Sweet Corn with Anaheim Peppers and a nice Creamy Mac and Cheese.

When we’re serving the Sloppy Joes for lunch we often serve them with a Homemade Tomato Soup filled with fresh vegetables.

If you’re looking for healthier side dishes that still taste delicious try serving Sauteed Green Beans with a balsamic vinaigrette or Roasted Carrots with Rosemary and Fennel.

Turkey Sloppy Joes 2021

Turkey Sloppy Joes

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 cup white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 oz tomato paste
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes, (14 oz)
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  • Start by dicing the onion and garlic. Then sauté the onion and garlic with a little oil in a medium-high pan for a few minutes. Add in the turkey to brown, stirring it as it cooks.
    1 cup white onion, 2 cloves garlic, 1 lb ground turkey
  • Once the turkey is browned, pour off any excess liquid and reduce the heat to a low simmer. Add the ketchup, BBQ sauce, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and apple cider vinegar, giving everything a good stir.
    1/2 cup ketchup, 1/2 cup BBQ sauce, 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 tbsp lemon juice, 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 2 oz tomato paste
  • Drain the tomatoes and break them up into smaller pieces as you add them.
    1 can stewed tomatoes
  • Stir in the chili powder, smoked paprika, thyme, cumin, mustard powder, salt, and pepper. Cover the pan and let everything cook on low heat for 20 minutes to let the flavors come together. Stir occasionally.
    1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp smoked paprika, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp mustard powder, 1/2 tsp thyme, 1 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper
  • Serve on lightly toasted buns.


A cup of diced white onion is approximately 1/2 a large white onion.
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Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 1158mg | Potassium: 515mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 6.2mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.6mg

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