Recipe By Semigourmet
Published Jun 27th
Prep 20m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 35m
Servings 4 servings Calories 287.4

The strong flavors in this dish are very satisfying. Always a family hit. Ground beef or ground chicken can easily be substituted for the turkey.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 cup canned pureed tomatoes
  • ¼ cup barbeque sauce (such as KC Masterpiece®)
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chile-garlic sauce (such as Sriracha®)

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook the onion and bell pepper in the hot oil until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and ground turkey to the skillet; cook and stir until the turkey is completely crumbled and browned, another 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. 2 Stir the pureed tomatoes, barbeque sauce, ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and chile-garlic sauce into the turkey mixture. Simmer until completely heated, 7 to 10 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 287.4
  • Carbohydrate 21 g
  • Cholesterol 83.6 mg
  • Fat 12.4 g
  • Fiber 2.6 g
  • Protein 24.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.8 g
  • Sodium 865.1 mg
  • Sugar 12 g


  1. Ths was a very good sloppy joe. I omitted the ketchup and added a few tbsp brown sugar. I liked the mustard and chile-garlic sauce as well. Definatly worth a try!
  2. I made this exactly as indicated and for a sloppy joe recipe this is a great one. The consistency was perfect and the spice was a nice change from the usual recipe.
  3. great sauce I have been looking for this one for some time; only change: I use ground venison; thanks....
  4. Mmmm spicy. Sloppy Joes with a kick so this may not be suitable for those who can't tolerate a little heat. This wasn't spicy hot by any means but it was medium spicy. I used ground beef and a cup of frozen fajita vegetables (onions green red yellow and orange bell peppers) and added 1/2 - Read more ...
  5. My family is not a hot spice eating family and we loved this recipe. It is the very first sloppy joe sauce that we have tried that did not taste as if something was missing. We put neither the garlic or the chile-garlic sauce in ours and it was perfect. Definitely a family "insta" classic - Read more ...
  6. My family loved this! I had to make some substitutions because we didn't have everything. I was out of vinegar so I used lemon juice and didn't have any chile garlic sauce so I used hot chili powder and extra garlic. My mom found it too hot but my two year old gobbled it up - Read more ...
  7. I really love this recipe & esp. as yet another "oldie but goodie" that can be easily made vs. buying a can. Per another reviewer I added about 2 Tbsp tomato paste to thicken it before putting on bread. And Sriracha is the perfect addition!
  8. a good base recipe. I did add 2 tbsp of tomato paste to thicken up the meat mixture but minor alteration.
  9. I made a few changes like diced zuchinni instead of green pepper and yellow mustard instead of brown. I will add more salt next time because it definetly needs some.
  10. Quick simple and really really good. I added a little worcestershire sauce and some cooking wine for a little deeper flavor but it's the spiciness from the garlic chili sauce that makes this so good.

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