Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes


Prep Time:  minutes
Cook Time:  minutes
Ready In:  minutes

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Try this healthier version of the iconic Sloppy Joe.  They are great for week night dinners or weekend lunches.  No one will know that you’ve used turkey instead of beef.  

  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 Cups Finely Chopped Onions
  • 3 Minced Garlic Cloves
  • 1 1/2 Pounds Dark Ground Turkey
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Smoked Spanish Paprika
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Carrots
  • 1 Teaspoon Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Ketchup
  • 1 1/2 Cup Pureed Tomatoes
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 6 Warmed Hamburger Buns or Bread of Your Choice
  1. Heat olive oil in large-size heavy sauté pan over a medium-high heat until oil starts to shimmer. Add onions and cook for 4 minutes. Stir often. Add garlic and cook 1 minute.
  2. Add ground turkey, spices, kosher salt, and pepper. Cook for 3 minutes, breaking meat into small crumbles with wooden spoon. Meat should no longer be pink.
  3. Add carrots and cook for another 2 minutes. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Toss and add ketchup, tomatoes, and water. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook at a simmer for 12 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and spoon Sloppy Joe mixture onto warmed hamburger buns or bread. Serve with oven fries and a green salad. Serves 6.
  5. © Victoria Hart Glavin


Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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