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These Turkey Sloppy Joes are a treat for me every time they’re on the menu.
I grew up with a strong aversion to anything that had tomato in it, so it wasn’t until adulthood that I enjoyed my first sloppy joe. I do like tomatoes now, but I still can’t stand ketchup so I stop reading a recipe immediately if I see ketchup in the ingredient list.
These turkey sloppy joes, which are based on Rachel Ray’s Super Sloppy Joe Recipe, use tomato sauce and lots of seasonings to give them a great flavor. I serve them on homemade biscuits, but this also tastes great as a baked potato topping. You can substitute ground beef for the turkey if that’s what you have on hand.
Turkey Sloppy Joes
- 1 tbs. olive oil
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 small red or green bell pepper chopped
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 2 tbs. maple syrup or honey
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
- 1/4 tsp. cumin
- dash of cayenne pepper
- 1 tbs. red wine vinegar
- 1 tbs. soy sauce
- 2 cups tomato sauce or diced tomatoes
- Pour the oil into a large cast-iron skillet and add the onion. Cook for a few minutes, until translucent. Add the green pepper and cook until softened.
- Remove the vegetables from the skillet. Cook the turkey until it's no longer pink.
- Return the vegetables to the pan with the turkey. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine evenly.
- Simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Serve warm on biscuits, rolls, or baked potatoes.
Turkey Sloppy Joes Price Breakdown
This recipe costs $8.50 to make with antibiotic-free turkey breast at $4.99 per pound. This comes out to $1.42 per ⅔ cup serving. Turkey Sloppy Joes are a crowd pleaser that children and adults will love.