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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

1 sandwich: 247 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 553mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 14g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 lean meat.

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ryansaunt12 User ID: 6211169 265227
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2017

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

apschwartz User ID: 1393337 257748
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1251896 256061
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2016

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

- Theresa"

ojc0806 User ID: 4482783 242914
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2016

"Wonderful and easy!"

Ham_Sammich User ID: 8473184 231682
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."

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 34393
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!"

meaganteal User ID: 814898 54351
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."

KatandSing User ID: 5956648 54350
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

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

amygerman15 User ID: 6030819 122677
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2013

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

shellcooks2013 User ID: 7303629 102026
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."

krymsonrose User ID: 5412763 83412
Reviewed May. 15, 2013

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

jacsbri User ID: 7075215 83411
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."

k03611 User ID: 6309293 83410
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!"

cheeriogirl User ID: 2355136 91602
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."

sd20 User ID: 5560294 35748
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. :)"

momax2 User ID: 1024666 34195
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2012

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

jeffreycrock User ID: 5902179 204782
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"

kelly9 User ID: 1085387 45850
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!"

ranissa User ID: 3199201 131217
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!"

grannygourmet User ID: 3148826 35746
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."

dlindenf User ID: 4192917 45848
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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