Recipe By Rebekah97
Published Apr 2nd
Prep 15m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 8 sandwiches Calories 393.1

I was trying to figure out how to make a really good dinner out of turkey, something I have never done before. When I made this all I got were positive replies. I got this recipe and totally redid it, and it turned out great!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 ½ pounds ground turkey
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper
  • ½ cup chopped tomato
  • 1 cup no-salt-added ketchup
  • 7 tablespoons barbeque sauce
  • 2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon celery seed
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 8 hamburger bun, split and toasted

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat; cook and stir turkey, onion, bell pepper, and tomato until turkey is crumbly and no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in ketchup, barbeque sauce, mustard, vinegar, celery seed, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve turkey mixture on toasted hamburger buns.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 393.1
  • Carbohydrate 36.4 g
  • Cholesterol 104.8 mg
  • Fat 13.3 g
  • Fiber 2 g
  • Protein 32.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.3 g
  • Sodium 525.3 mg
  • Sugar 11.4 g


  1. Two stars for healthier but did not taste much like a sloppy joe. We actually dumped it out sorry. The idea for the sauce was good but overall the whole thing was just not for us.
  2. I'm always at a loss what to do with ground turkey and these were a great solution. They were much more spicy than I would have imagined although I might have been a bit too generous with the pepper flakes. My husband made a face when I said I was using turkey instead of beef - Read more ...
  3. Very good! My granddaughter who is very picky loved this! I liked the way the flavors melded together and was very happy this was made with turkey!
  4. What did I do different? Not much... for the veggies I just added a whole onion a whole green pepper and a whole medium tomato a pinch of minced garlic and a tiny amount more of red pepper flakes.... ABSOLUTE YUM! My 15 year old said and I quote.... "Please forgive my language but this - Read more ...
  5. Makes a very good sloppy joe and this ground turkey version will hold its own against ones made with beef. The 5 minutes for cooking the turkey and veggies per the recipe was more like 10 minutes for us. Otherwise the recipe is easy to follow and quick to make. We would make this again.
  6. I sauteed a medium chopped red onion in a tbs of extra virgin olive oil then added in 3 cloves of minced garlic, 1 tsp of ground ginger, a 1/4 tsp of dried cayenne pepper and stirred until fragrant. Next, added the ground turkey meat stirring until the meat was no longer pink and in - Read more ...
  7. Thank you for your reviews, I was so glad after I saw that people really liked my food!!
  8. What a great recipe! My husband is not a Real Turkey fan but thought these flavors did a great job of masking the turkey. This is on our bi-weekly menu for sure!
  9. A nice change of pace from the usual beef sloppy joe. These have a nice little kick!
  10. These were the best sloppy joes we've had in awhile! The spices added a nice kick to the normal flavor of a sloppy joe and we've added this recipe to our favorites.