Chef John’s Turkey Sloppy Joes Recipe

Chef John’s Turkey Sloppy Joes Recipe

How To Make Chef John’s Turkey Sloppy Joes Recipe

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Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 small bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 hamburger buns


  1. In a large skillet, cook the ground turkey over medium heat until browned.

  2. Add the diced onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until vegetables are tender.

  3. Stir in the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, mustard, chili powder, paprika, cayenne pepper (if using), salt, and pepper. Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. Split the buns and toast them if desired. Spoon the turkey mixture onto the bottom half of each bun.

  5. Serve the turkey sloppy joes hot and enjoy!


  • Calories : 320kcal
  • Total Fat : 12g
  • Saturated Fat : 3g
  • Cholesterol : 80mg
  • Sodium : 680mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 28g
  • Dietary Fiber : 3g
  • Sugar : 10g
  • Protein : 23g
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