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Family-Pleasing Sloppy Joes Recipe

Family-Pleasing Sloppy Joes Recipe

“My grandma gave this recipe to me years ago, but I made a few changes to give this yummy supper more pizzazz,” shares Jill Zosel from Seattle, Washington.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
  • 6 hamburger buns, split


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook turkey and onion over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink, breaking up turkey into crumbles; drain if necessary. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in sugar, flour and pepper until blended.
  • 2. Stir in ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and barbecue sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 10 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Spoon meat mixture onto bun bottoms; replace tops.
    Freeze option: 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. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich: 297 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 846mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat.

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LorraineT200 User ID: 801487 235155
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2015

"Certainly a family favorite. The best part is they don't even know they are eating turkey!"

chris_giles18 User ID: 2108383 219588
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2015

"This was a little sweet, so I may cut back the sugar next time. I will never buy the canned sloppy joe sauce again!"

Emmalammadingdong User ID: 7786109 112954
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014

"I made this tonight but also add a handful of shredded carrot to the onion as I sauteed it. I also put the entire recipe in the crock pot to keep warm until dinner time. It was fabulous! My toddler ate it too!"

cml3720 User ID: 1090826 86047
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2014

"This is a favorite in my household - exactly as written. We especially enjoy them on onion rolls."

cookinfanatic25 User ID: 6098804 71167
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2012

"This was my first time making sloppy joes and I was impressed at how quick and easy it was to make with things I already had on hand."

cookinfanatic25 User ID: 6098804 143295
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2012

"This was my first time making sloppy joes and I was impressed at how quick and easy it was to make. However, it's not something I would make again."

janeron User ID: 1726882 63633
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2012

"This was bland w a vinegar taste."

msdaisey User ID: 1222542 136500
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2011


NS in Tennessee User ID: 4112908 206327
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2009

"I would use one clove garlic instead of two"

cherrylady User ID: 1073547 136299
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2008

"Tasty! I only had a few drops of Worcestershire sauce,so I filled the rest of the tablespoon with liquid smoke."

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