If you find yourself craving these with no roasted turkey in sight, you could easily adapt this recipe with fresh ground turkey. Use fresh ground turkey and make the sloppy joe's in the traditional manner, cooking the meat alongside the onions and garlic, then add in the sauce ingredients. However, you might find yourself so addicted to these sloppy joe's, you'll be roasting a whole turkey just to make them.
Recipe courtesy of Todd Porter and Diane Cu
Turkey Sloppy Joes
Total:
30 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
30 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 pound cooked, chopped turkey
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 4 to 6 buns
  • Lettuce, optional for sandwiches

Directions

In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until soft. Add tomato sauce, ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder and sea salt. Mix to combine and cook for another minute. Stir in turkey. Stir in cheese until melted. Remove from heat. 

Slice buns and toast insides on a hot pan. Add a layer of lettuce. Spoon in turkey mix. Serve immediately.

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