Thursday, May 28, 2009

Super Sloppy Turkey Joes

So I never really liked sloppy joes all too much. My mom used to make them with the manwich sauce (ew). But suddenly I got a craving for a tangy,yummy sloppy joe, but I did not want to use the canned sauce. So I took a few ingredients from some sloppy joe recipes online, and added my own ingredients, modified some and we have some super delicious sloppy joes for the crock pot!

  • 2 lbs ground turkey

  • 1 medium onion (chopped)

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 1/4 cup ketchup

  • 1 bell pepper, any color (chopped)

  • 5 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/4 cup Splenda brown sugar

  • 3 Tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 3 Tablespoons yellow mustard

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • ground black pepper

  • wheat buns, wheat tortillas or whole wheat bread (to put them on) Or the meat is truly good enough by itself.

Usually a crock pot recipe will tell you to brown the meat before adding so you can drain the fat, but turkey has barley any excess fat. And I am lazy. I put the turkey in raw, breaking it up with a wooden spoon. Then add all the ingredients, except the buns of course, and mix up thoroughly. Cook on high for 4-5 hours, on low for 6-8 hours. I stirred mine every couple of hours, but you don't have to. These are soooo good.

And yes I am aware I was eating my sloppy joe on a regular bun. Don't tar and feather me, I barley everrrr eat bread, but occasionally I let myself.


  1. Thanks so much Karen! I love Sloppy Joes!

  2. Sara Lee has a new thin bun that is awesome and you can get it in multi-grain... 1 point in WW