Simple Sloppy Joes

A simplified sloppy joe recipe that uses ground turkey instead of beef! We love this recipe because it uses ingredients that most people already have on hand in their fridge or pantry!

(Makes 6 servings)


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup chopped yellow onion 
  • ½ cup chopped bell pepper (use a yellow, orange, or red pepper instead of green for a sweeter flavor)
  • Chili powder to taste
  • Whole wheat or gluten-free hamburger buns


  1. Brown the ground turkey in a pan on medium high heat with a drizzle of olive oil
  2. Drain the excess liquid once browned and set the meat aside
  3. In the same pan, add the chopped onion and pepper and saute until soft
  4. Once the vegetables are soft, add the turkey back into the pan and mix
  5. Mix in the brown sugar, ketchup, mustard and chili powder and let everything simmer for 5 to 7 minutes
  6. Season with pepper and salt and serve on whole wheat hamburger buns

Nutrition information for the sloppy joe meat without the bun:

Calories: 212 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 1.5g Cholesterol: 77mg Sodium: 305mg Total Carbohydrates: 11.6g Dietary Fiber: 1.2g Total Sugars: 8.8g Protein: 22.6g Vitamin D: 0mcg Calcium: 57mg Iron: 2mg Potassium: 355mg