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Sloppy Toms Recipe

These hearty sandwiches are called "Toms" rather than "Joes" because they're made with leftover turkey. I've always loved to cook. I can remember checking out cookbooks from the grade school library, and I worked in the cafeteria from third through sixth grade.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 2 bacon strips, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 cup diced cooked turkey
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons onion soup mix
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • Dash pepper
  • 2 sesame seed hamburger buns, split and toasted


  • 1. In a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon to drain on paper towels and set aside. Saute celery in bacon drippings; drain. Add the turkey, tomato sauce, water, soup mix, brown sugar, mustard and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until thickened. Serve on hamburger buns. Sprinkle with bacon. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 458 calories, 20 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 1,934 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 30 g protein.