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Slow-Cooked Turkey Sloppy Joes

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours


8 servings

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
Slow-Cooked Turkey Sloppy Joes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 264 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 614mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 16g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 lean meat.

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  • Anne
    Sep 21, 2019

    Absolutely loved this one! I skipped the bell pepper, but added a can of RoTel diced tomatoes, medium gave the dish a little kick . I will be making this again and again and well, you get the idea :)

  • P vinod
    Feb 19, 2018

    Love turkey-its good for me as nice for those having cholosterol problem -I have read have turkey luncheon meat at times-why dont you publish a frog legs recipe also-for people like me.

  • ryansaunt12
    Apr 27, 2017

    Very good, however I did substitute the turkey with chicken, still amazing!

  • apschwartz
    Dec 6, 2016

    Very good; even for a 2.5 year old toddler. Left out the onion upon husband's request and it still turned out yummy!

  • lurky27
    Oct 28, 2016

    Doubled everything & put in my 5 quart slow cooker. Onions not required. Delicious!- Theresa

  • ojc0806
    Jan 31, 2016

    Wonderful and easy!

  • Ham_Sammich
    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.

  • Angel182009
    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!

  • meaganteal
    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.

  • KatandSing
    Dec 18, 2013

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