Turkey Sloppy Joes Recipe

Total Time: 25-30 mins


  • 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
  • 1/2 c. thinly sliced red onion
  • 6 thick slices toast or split burger buns


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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