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Turkey Sloppy Joes

These Turkey Sloppy Joes were a win with everyone… even the kids! Plus, I got some extra veggies hidden inside! This is a quick meal to put together and if there is any left it makes great left overs.

How to make Turkey Sloppy Joes

Start by heating a skillet or cast iron pan over medium heat. Add the oil and heat for 30 seconds. Add chopped shallots, grated carrots and chopped garlic. Cook until soft about 5-8 minutes, stir frequently.

Turkey Sloppy Joes

Next, add ground turkey and cook until almost browned.

Last, add the Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, ketchup, BBQ sauce, salt, and pepper. Cook until turkey is all the way cooked through and sauce is hot.

Turkey Sloppy Joes

While waiting for the turkey, butter the inside of the rolls and toast on a hot skillet. When the turkey mixture and rolls are ready, assemble your sandwiches and enjoy!

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Turkey Sloppy Joes

Turkey Sloppy Joes

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Sloppy Joes lightened up with turkey and hidden veggies.


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 4 fresh sandwich rolls
  • 2 tbsp butter


  1. Heat skillet or cast iron pan over medium heat.
  2. Add oil and heat 30 seconds.
  3. Add shallots, carrots, and garlic. Cook until soft.
  4. Add ground turkey and brown.
  5. When turkey is almost browned add Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, ketchup, BBQ sauce, salt and pepper. Stir to combine and cook until turkey is cooked through and sauce is hot.
  6. Heat a second skillet over medium heat.
  7. Butter inside of buns and toast on skillet.
  8. Assemble sloppy joes and enjoy!


Use smaller buns and turn them into sliders.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 606Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 135mgSodium: 1102mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 3gSugar: 15gProtein: 34g

Nutrition information will vary depending on rolls used.

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This post was originally published January 29, 2019 and updated April 22, 2020.

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