Spicy Turkey Sloppy Joes

Tracy Q


This is adapted from a recipe I found in the local newspaper. It's adapted to fit my low-sodium requirements and spiced up to add flavor!


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4-8 (depending on sandwich size)


  • 3-4 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 large
    yellow onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground turkey
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 1-2 tsp
    prepared horseradish
  • 1 c
    no salt added ketchup
  • 1 can(s)
    tomato paste, small
  • 1/4 c
    mustard (spicy or specialty, preferred)
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper (or more, if you like)
  • 1/8 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes (or more, if you like)
  • 1 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    red wine vinegar
  • ·
    burger or slider buns

How to Make Spicy Turkey Sloppy Joes


  1. In a large skillet, sauté onion and garlic in olive oil, about 3-4 minutes. Add ground turkey and black pepper. Cook for 7-8 minutes, breaking up turkey into small pieces.
  2. Add ketchup, tomato paste, mustard, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, brown sugar, and horseradish, mixing well. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  3. Add red wine vinegar. Serve on burger or slider buns. Makes enough for about four full-size sandwiches or eight sliders.

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About Spicy Turkey Sloppy Joes

Course/Dish: Turkey
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtag: #low sodium

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