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Turkey sloppy joes

8 - 9
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
19 min
8 min
11 min
No need to buy a salty packaged flavouring mix, our combination of spices works wonderfully and tastes even better. This dish can also be made with ground chicken, ground lean beef, or, for a vegetarian version, crumbled tofu or textured vegetable protein crumbles, found in the freezer case in most supermarkets. If you’d like a little more heat, try adding a chopped jalapeño pepper to the vegetable mixture in Step 1, then stir in 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro just before serving. Nobody knows who Joe was, but these beloved messy sandwiches certainly deserve the other half of their name.


Canola oil

1 tbsp(s)

Uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, finely chopped

Green pepper(s)

1 medium, finely chopped

Garlic clove(s)

2 clove(s), large, minced

Chili powder

1 tsp(s)

Dried oregano

½ tsp(s)

Dry mustard

½ tsp(s)

Uncooked extra lean ground turkey breast

1 pound(s)

Barbecue sauce

½ cup(s)

Canned tomato sauce

½ cup(s)

Mixed grain hamburger roll(s)

4 item(s)


  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Swirl in the oil, then add the onion, pepper, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the chili powder, oregano, and mustard; let cool 1 minute.
  2. Add the turkey and cook, stirring to break up the meat, until no longer pink, 3–4 minutes. Stir in the barbecue sauce and tomato sauce, and cook until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and serve on the hamburger rolls.
  3. Yields 1 roll with 3⁄4 cup meat.