Slow-Cooker Turkey Sloppy Joes

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Cook: 4 hours


8 servings

Updated: Aug. 22, 2023
The combination of chili sauce and ground turkey in these sloppy joes creates a delicious flavor. The avocado adds a special touch to the sandwiches. —Nichole Jones, Idaho Falls, Idaho
Slow-Cooker Turkey Sloppy Joes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) chili sauce
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 8 onion rolls, split
  • 2 medium ripe avocados, peeled and mashed


  1. In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, cook the turkey, onions and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, breaking the meat into crumbles; drain.
  2. Transfer to a 1-1/2- or 3-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the chili sauce, jalapeno, Worcestershire sauce, oregano, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until heated through. Just before serving, stir in cheese. Serve on rolls topped with avocado.
Peppers (Hot)
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 515 calories, 25g fat (9g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 1231mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 5g fiber), 29g protein.