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Ground Turkey Sloppy Joes

Updated: Mar 10, 2023

A classic made healthier! Not only is this a comfort meal but its easy to make and you can make plenty for the whole family.


  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 carrot, chopped

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed

  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey or chicken

  • 1 tbsp. chili powder

  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1/4 c. sweet relish

  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar, divided

  • 3 Persian cucumbers, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 c. thinly sliced red onion

  • 6 thick slices toast or split burger buns



Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add yellow onion, bell pepper, and carrot. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes.

Add garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add turkey and cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until no longer pink, 4 to 6 minutes.

Add chili powder and cinnamon. Cook, stirring occasionally, 1 minute. Add tomato sauce and relish. Simmer until beginning to thicken, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in Worcestershire and 1 tablespoon vinegar.

Toss together cucumbers, red onion, and remaining tablespoon vinegar in a bowl. Season with salt. Let sit, tossing occasionally, 4 to 6 minutes. Spoon meat mixture on top of toast and top with pickles.


Original Recipe from: CountryLiving

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