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Slow-Cooked Turkey Sloppy Joes Recipe

Slow-Cooked Turkey Sloppy Joes Recipe

This tangy sandwich filling is so easy to prepare in the slow cooker, and it goes over well at gatherings large and small. I frequently take it to potlucks, and I'm always asked for my secret ingredient. —Marylou LaRue, Freeland, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) reduced-sodium condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 hamburger buns, split


  • 1. In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, cook the turkey, onion, celery and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the soup, ketchup, mustard, brown sugar and pepper.
  • 2. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. Serve on buns. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals 247 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 553 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 14 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 lean meat.

Reviews for Slow-Cooked Turkey Sloppy Joes

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Reviewed Jan. 31, 2016

"Wonderful and easy!"

Reviewed Aug. 24, 2015

"Super easy and delicious! I didn't have any reduced sodium soup on hand so I used regular tomato soup and received no complaints that the dish was too salty."

Reviewed May. 7, 2014

"I wasn't so sure about using tomato soup in this but it turned out great! Even my son loved it and he can be quite the picky eater!"

Reviewed Mar. 30, 2014

"While this is easy and healthy, I really love orignal sloppy joes. My kids immediatly knew this was not ground beef. I thought it was good, but will replace with the original."

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

"I also used yellow pepper because that is what I had. Delicious!"

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2013

"Not bad for the 1st time we had ground turkey."

Reviewed Jun. 15, 2013

"I didn't have any soup, so I used tomato juice instead and it came out watery, but it was still very good, and I did add a can of kidney beans and 1 tablespoon of vinegar for an added punch, with spicy mustard instead of regular mustard, it was delicious, I even used it in a salad."

Reviewed May. 15, 2013

"I have some very picky eaters and they gobbled this up and asked for more."

Reviewed Apr. 12, 2013

"Made this recipe last night. It is wonderful! So much flavor! I did use a yellow bell pepper because it is milder than its green counterpart. The only tip I have is to suggest you use your cusinart if you have one to make the chopping go quicker."

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

"I love this recipe. This is the best sloppy Joe recipe I have ever had! making it again this week! The recipe is perfect the way it is!"

Reviewed Sep. 20, 2012

"My mom, who usually turns up her nose at beef-turned-turkey recipes, even asked for the recipe. REALLY good and easy."

Reviewed Sep. 3, 2012

"Made as directed except added a tinch more brown sugar. My family loved it and I will be making this many more times. Also it easy to prepare. Our local grocery store sells peppers and onions and celery all chopped so made preparation even more easy. :)"

Reviewed Aug. 14, 2012

"A family favorite - as is! Delicious, uses on-hand ingredients and re-heats easily; perfect!"

Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"5 star for sure. We just LOVE it. Passed on to our girls too. We tweeked with more onion, red pepper too and garlic . Today I just added a can of mexicorn too We'll see how it turns out"

Reviewed May. 22, 2011

"Tasted great, and is wonderful knowing that it is a healthier version of the traditional sloppy joe! Would definitely make again!"

Reviewed Feb. 11, 2011

"Made's in the crockpot now. I made no changes to the recipe...It's DELICIOUS. I had to cut up the onion, celery & green Pepper very finely so my husband wouldn't notice them in there. Will definately remake this!"

Reviewed Sep. 21, 2010

"I doubled the recipe since I have a large crockpot and knew that this would reheat nicely for a leftover meal. I substituted onecan of tomato rice soup along with the tomato soup specified and I think it added a nice texture. I also added a couple of tablespoons of cider vinegar to the sauce to give it a little more tang."

Reviewed Oct. 1, 2009

"The recipe was great! You can't even taste a difference between the ground turkey and ground beef! And it is healthier for you! I also added a little light chicken gumbo soup and it was very good!"

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