September’s Recipe “Sloppy Turkey Joes”

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Here is the delicious “Sloppy Turkey Joes” I mentioned in my last blog. If you want to you can replace the lean ground turkey for lean ground beef but give the turkey a try I’m sure you will really enjoy it.

Yup, Sloppy Joes are sloppy but they are delicious and worth the mess!!

Makes 4 Sloppy Turkey Joes




Gather Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon dried onion
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 4 hamburger rolls

Gather Equipment

  • Coated electric skillet* or large fry pan
  • Spatula
  • Wooden spoon
  • Measuring spoons
  • 1 kitchen tablespoon
  • Dry measuring cups
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • 2 pot holders
  • 4 small serving plates

* For safety reasons, I prefer to use a coated electric skillet if you have a gas stove.  Depending on the ability of the cook, a flame may be dangerous.

Cooking Directions

Make Sauce

  1. Measure 1/4 cup ketchup in dry measuring cup. Pour into medium mixing bowl.
  2. Measure 1/2 cup barbecue sauce in dry measuring cup. Add to ketchup.
  3. Measure 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard. Add to ketchup.
  4. Measure 1 tablespoon dried onion. Add to ketchup.
  5. Mix with kitchen tablespoon. Set aside.

Cook Ground Turkey

  1. Turn coated electric skillet on to 250 degrees. (If using a large fry pan turn burner on to medium/low.
  2. Add ground turkey to electric skillet. (Or fry pan)
  3. Break meat apart and turn turkey over with spatula while cooking.
  4. Continue breaking meat apart and turning meat over until meat is no longer pink.

Mix Sauce and Cooked Turkey

  1. Add sauce to cooked turkey. Mix with wooden spoon.
  2. Cook 3 minutes. Set Timer


  1. Put a hamburger roll on each serving plate. Open hamburger rolls.
  2. Scoop sloppy Joe mixture with kitchen tablespoon onto bottom side of each roll.
  3. Put hamburger roll top on top of sloppy Joe mixture.



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