Low-and-slow sloppy joes

PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
9 hr 10 min
10 min
9 hr
We’ve made our version of kid-friendly sloppy joes mild enough to pass muster with even the pickiest eater, but don’t worry—there’s plenty of flavor here. Serve it with hot sauce for extra heat.


Olive oil

2 tsp(s)

Uncooked 93% lean ground turkey

1 pound(s), (7% fat or less)

Canned diced tomatoes

14½ oz, 1 (14 1/2-oz) can

Uncooked onion(s)

1 small

Uncooked celery

1 stalk(s), medium, chopped

Dark brown sugar

1½ tbsp(s)

Worcestershire sauce

2 tsp(s)

Ground cumin

1½ tsp(s)


1 tsp(s)

Chili powder

1 tsp(s)

Kosher salt

½ tsp(s)

Plain hamburger bun

6 bun(s), whole-wheat, split and toasted


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm oil. Add turkey and cook, breaking apart with wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
  2. Transfer turkey to a 5- or 6-qt slow cooker. Stir in all remaining ingredients except hamburger buns. Cover and cook until flavors blend and sauce is slightly thickened, 3 to 4 hours on High or 6 to 8 hours on Low.
  3. Spoon about 1/2 cup turkey mixture into each hamburger bun.
  4. Per serving: 1 sandwich