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Homemade Sloppy Joes

I’m just going to start off by saying, this is an easy way to make Sloppy Joes and you more than likely have most the ingredients in your fridge already. After having sloppy joes this way, I really don’t like the canned version. This recipe is SO much better and the ground turkey is the key here. Read more below on how to make homemade sloppy joes to feed a crowd.

What to start with.

You will want to start with chopping up your vegetables. Chop up the onions and peppers in small pieces, as small as you prefer. The average size is roughly about 1/4 inch big, some smaller and bigger. If you’re not a peppers fan, I am sure you could leave them out, but they really do add a ton of flavor to the dish.

How to cook this dish.

Add your vegetables into a well oiled pan. I feel this cooks best in a cast iron skillet, but a deep dish pan works just as good. This can get messy so a deeper dish pan is most ideal. Add your vegetables to the hot pan and sauté on a low/medium heat. This will take a little bit, you want to get your vegetables almost translucent. Add some garlic and pepper while they are cooking.

Adding the meat to your dish!

Here is where this gets interesting. Most recipes people use ground hamburger but this recipe is different because it uses ground turkey instead. This is what really makes this a great dish, its better for you and has much less fat and really just tastes so good.

Add the ground turkey into your vegetables. Cook your turkey at a medium heat, adding some garlic and pepper also while cooking. Cook and break into small chunks while cooking. Once its all cooked and broken down, now you will add your final ingredients to make the official sloppy joe recipe.

Final Ingredients

Once your turkey is all cooked, you will add the last ingredients to this dish. In most cases, people will use canned Manwich. But with this recipe, you will more than likely have most of the ingredients in your fridge. You will now add some ketchup, mustard, brown sugar and a dash of Worcestershire sauce. Mix it all together, turn off burner and let sit for a few minutes to thicken up a little. Now it is ready to be served on a bun.

Finished Sloppy Joes
Yield: 3-4 Servings

Homemade Sloppy Joes

Homemade Sloppy Joes

Homemade sloppy joes is a great dish to make when you're having company over. Especially good in the summer time for cookouts.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 lbs Ground Turkey
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • 1 Red Pepper
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 1 Cup Ketchup
  • 1/4 Cup Mustard
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Worcestershire Sauce


  1. Chop up vegetables into 1/4 inch size, roughly.
  2. Saute vegetables in a cast iron skillet and a low/medium heat, until vegetables are soft and translucent.
  3. Add in ground turkey at a medium heat and cook until brown. Chopped into small pieces.
  4. Mix in your ketchup, mustard, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Turn off the burner and mix everything together and let sit for a few minutes to thicken.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 380Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 693mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 2gSugar: 15gProtein: 30g

Sometimes as you are cooking, you will realize you need to add more. These ingredient measurements are just for starters, I don’t typically measure anything, but they should be a good start. Definitely add more if you need to make it more saucy.

Also, if you are doing low carb, there are options to make this sugar free. Its really great as sugar free as well. It almost has more of a sweet flavor.

Please feel free to leave a comment or suggestion if you have some. Thank you for reading!!

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