Sweet and Spicy Sloppy Joes
These sandwiches have been the go-to meal for my son's basketball team. Turkey is a wonderful change from ground beef and really absorbs all the flavors. I have also used this for a Friday the 13th celebration at work, calling it 13-ingredient sloppy joes (you have to count salt and pepper separately to get to 13). —Karen Hildebrand, LaBelle, Florida
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Cook: 4 hours
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 3 pounds ground turkey
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1/2 medium green pepper, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 3 cups ketchup
- 2/3 cup water
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 12 hamburger buns, split
- Coleslaw, dill pickle slices, optional
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook turkey in batches until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles, 8-10 minutes per batch. Transfer meat to a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. In the same skillet, cook the onion and green pepper until tender, 2-3 minutes. Add garlic, Worcestershire and red pepper flakes; cook 1 minute longer. Transfer to slow cooker.
- In a bowl, combine ketchup, water, brown sugar, mustard, salt and pepper; pour over meat. Cover and cook on low until flavors are blended, 4-5 hours. Serve on buns.
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Nutrition Facts1 sandwich: 390 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 1206mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein.
Originally published as Sweet and Spicy Sloppy Joes in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes 2018
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