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Potluck Sloppy Joes


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 360 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 785mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 4g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch.


Average Rating: 4.555555
  • sstetzel
    Sep 1, 2013

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

  • LindaMul
    Jul 2, 2013

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

  • JWybenga1
    Jan 3, 2013

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

  • fastk9
    Jun 16, 2012

    super good would make for family again

  • tnewell
    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.

  • deanak07
    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!

  • slimme1
    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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