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Potluck Sloppy Joes Recipe

Potluck Sloppy Joes Recipe

For a change of pace, Rick suggests swapping out the green pepper in these tasty sloppy joes for an Anaheim, if available. Long and lighter green in color than a bell pepper, Anaheim peppers have just a hint of a bite. —Rick Bolte, Montclair, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 3 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1-3/4 cups ketchup
  • 1 can (8 ounces) no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 12 whole wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted


  • 1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook the turkey, celery, onions and pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • 2. Stir in the ketchup, tomato sauce, flour, sugar, vinegar and mustard. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until heated through. Spoon 2/3 cup turkey mixture onto each bun.
  • 3. Or, cool turkey mixture and freeze in freezer containers for up to 3 months.
  • 4. To use frozen turkey mixture: Thaw in the refrigerator; place in a saucepan and heat through. Spoon 2/3 cup turkey mixture onto each bun. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 360 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 785 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch.

Reviews for Potluck Sloppy Joes

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Reviewed Sep. 1, 2013

"These are great for a crowd! I use ground beef instead, just a personal preference."

Reviewed Jul. 2, 2013

"the kids loved it and so did my husband and he's not a sandwich eater."

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2013

"Just right - not too much tomato mush - just right - husband didn't realize I was sneaking in veg and turkey"

Reviewed Jun. 16, 2012

"super good would make for family again"

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"Very tasty! I made this as a potluck for friends. I cooked the meat and veggies as directed, then a that and the rest of the ingredients to my slow cooker. I substituted brown sugar for the regular sugar, with an additional tablespoon. I also added a tablespoon of chili powder for a richer color and taste, my preference. Just because I like my food with a little extra sauce I added an extra can of sauce, and a tablespoon of cornstarch/water. I cooked it on low for 4 or 5 hours. It came with rave reviews from our friends and my picky husband and toddler who all ate a lot of it."

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2011

"This was so tasty! I let the meat, celery, and onions cook, covered, on medium/low heat for a while longer so the veggies wouldn't be crunchy. That's just my personal preference, though.

I also halved the recipe b/c there are just two of us eating, and the leftovers were just as yummy!
This recipe was recommended to me by a friend, and I would definitely recommend it to someone else!"

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2011

"Very tasty, we made it with elk because we didn't have any turkey, but the sauce is very flavorful. Great dish and easy."

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