Cranberry Turkey Sloppy Joes

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 5 hours


20 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Want a seasonal spin on classic sloppy joes? This combination of turkey and cranberries is a hit with everyone! The flavor has a touch of sweet and a touch of salt—just right for any cold-weather get-together. A slow cooker easily keeps the mixture warm on a buffet. —Christine Grimm, Mount Wolf, Pennsylvania
Cranberry Turkey Sloppy Joes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 2-1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1-3/4 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1-1/2 cups dried cranberries
  • 2 envelopes onion soup mix
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 20 hamburger buns, split


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook turkey in batches over medium heat until no longer pink, 6-8 minutes, breaking it into crumbles; drain. Transfer to a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. Stir in ketchup, broth, cranberries, soup mixes, brown sugar and vinegar. Cook, covered, on low until flavors are blended, 5-6 hours. Serve on buns.

Can you freeze Cranberry Turkey Sloppy Joes?

Freeze cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 344 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 934mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein.

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