Buffalo Sloppy Joes Recipe
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Buffalo Sloppy Joes Recipe

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Lean ground turkey makes this a lighter sloppy joe than the standard ground beef version. A hefty splash of hot sauce and optional blue cheese provide an authentic Buffalo-style flavor.—Maria Regakis, Somerville, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 pounds extra-lean ground turkey
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 hamburger buns, split
  • Crumbled blue cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich: 279 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 475mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 33g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch.


  1. Cook the first five ingredients in a Dutch oven over medium heat until turkey is no longer pink. Stir in the tomato sauce, chicken broth, hot sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and pepper; heat through.
  2. Serve on buns; sprinkle with cheese if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Buffalo Sloppy Joes in Taste of Home October 2011, p50

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boosie91 User ID: 1299770 180955
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2013

"Berry yummy"

JAHines User ID: 7430141 113638
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2013

"This is one of my all time favorites.. And, Being a mom of 2 young children I like to find things that are good cold... this is great cold without the bun.. may sound silly but sometimes lunch is whatever I can get.."

srasmusson User ID: 1214622 113637
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2013

"This is a wonderful take on the old Sloppy joe! My kids love these!"

Danielle_09 User ID: 3114908 179687
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2013

"Instead of ground turkey, which I don't care for, I used ground chicken. The sauce was pretty watery so I had to add a few tablespoons of flour to thicken it up. It also had a bland taste. I don't think I will make this again."

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 113635
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2012

"Really good - I halved the recipe. My husband said next time I should leave out the carrots."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 179659
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2012

"I wasn't very crazy about this recipe, but my husband, on the other hand, loved it. I did cut back on the chicken broth and increase the hot sauce as others had recommended. I also added some Buffalo Wing Rub I had purchased at Spice Barn.

I am willing to try them 1 more time but with ground chicken. I seem to prefer that over ground turkey."

srmatyas User ID: 2936709 113634
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2012

"These are a great quick meal. Not too spicy but you still get the buffalo flavor. We use ranch instead of blue cheese to top."

KellyFreiermuth1 User ID: 6117361 111855
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2012

"Great recipe! We double the sauce and instead of using crumbled blue cheese we use blue cheese dressing."

einer2 User ID: 6453468 113537
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

"Agree this could use a bit more hot sauce and the addition of chicken broth is probably not necessary. They were a bit soupy if simply heated through but I let it simmer a bit to reduce and let flavors develop. Only made half a recipe to test, but will plan to make full batches in the future!"

UKCatsFan User ID: 6283647 210629
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2012

"My family really enjoyed this recipe and want it prepared again. Because of what I had in the fridge/pantry, I replaced a few items - used 1lb ground beef and 1/2C ketchup, and omitted the celery,vinegar, and broth. It was not soupy at all and full of flavor. Bleu cheese and hot sauce really gave it some zing and made it extra tasty. Thank you for sharing."

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