Ground turkey sloppy joes are a perfect dinner idea that kids love. Using simple ingredients you likely have in your pantry, this meal comes together in 15 minutes! Gluten-free.
Turkey Sloppy Joes are the perfect easy dinner idea for kids when you need a quick & easy meal that everyone likes.
By using lean ground turkey and making homemade sauce, you can swap your traditional sloppy Joe for a healthy version! I hope you & your family enjoy this turkey sloppy Joe recipe as much as mine! You might also like my sloppy joe mix!
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp. brown sugar
- 1 tsp. dry mustard
- 1/4 tsp. salt
HOW TO MAKE
- To browned turkey add ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, dry mustard, and salt.
- Stir well.
- Serve hot on buns
Sloppy Joes are my son’s all-time favorite meal. I used to simply add a can of sloppy Joe sauce to browned ground beef then stir and call it dinner. But I was making this meal so often, I decided I wanted to make a homemade version.
In a large skillet, brown ground turkey.
IS GROUND TURKEY HEALTHY?
Ground turkey is a great alternative to ground beef. The key is choosing a lean ground turkey for your dishes. I typically pick 93% lean/7% fat.
Add the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, dry mustard, and salt. Stir the sauce ingredients together with the ground meat.
PRO TIP: Add additional Worcestershire sauce for extra zestiness. Add additional ketchup for a saucier sloppy joe.
Pick a side (or two) to create a complete meal. I will choose a different side each time I make my sloppy Joe recipe.
SIDE DISH Ideas
Serve your sloppy Joes on a serving platter and call your family to the table – dinner is ready!
If your family will be home at different times, keep your sloppy Joes warm in a crock-pot.
If your turkey sloppy joes turn out too runny – don’t panic. Simply mix 1 TBSP of cornstarch with 1 TBSP of water. After stirring, pour the cornstarch into the skillet and bring to a boil then turn to a simmer. Simmer until your desired thickness is reached.
Sloppy Joes are a delicious and nutritious dinner option. This sloppy Joe recipe combines ingredients to make a homemade sauce to make a healthier version that eliminates added ingredients you would find in a canned sloppy Joe sauce.
Yes, sloppy joes are a great choice. This recipe is so versatile to help you meet your nutrition goals. Serve your sloppy Joe on a toasted bun or fresh lettuce wrap with a side of roasted veggies or baked fries for a complete meal.
This sloppy Joe recipe, including a bun, has 275 calories.
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Ground Turkey Sloppy Joes
- medium-sized skillet
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1/4 cup ketchup ✅
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce ✅
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard ✅
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 6 gluten-free buns
- ⭐️Brown the ground turkey then add the seasonings. Add the ground turkey to a medium-sized skillet and cook until browned. To the browned turkey add ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, dry mustard, and salt. Stir well.1 pound ground turkey, 1/4 cup ketchup, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, 1 teaspoon dry mustard, 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Serve. Serve hot on gluten-free buns.6 gluten-free buns
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My kids love sloppy joes, I look forward to trying this from scratch version!