Budget 20-Minute Ground Turkey Sloppy Joe Recipe (No Can Opener Needed) by Donna John

Budget 20-Minute Ground Turkey Sloppy Joe Recipe (No Can Opener Needed)

No canned sloppy joe sauce is needed for this family-pleasing recipe. This sloppy joe recipe is made with budget-friendly ground turkey and is ready in about 20 minutes. And who doesn't love a good sloppy joe sandwich?

Budget-friendly ground turkey is cooked with onion, carrot (a little nutrition!), ketchup, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, mustard and garlic powder. The mixture simmers on the stove for about five minutes before being piled on hamburger buns. Quick and delicious! 

Serve these easy turkey sloppy joes with oven-baked french fries, zucchini fries or, even better, a salad. You'll welcome sandwich night and your family will look forward to siting down to dinner. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 to 5


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, small dice
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • whole wheat hamburger buns

Here's how to make it:

  1. Cook the turkey, onion and carrot in a skillet until meat is cooked through.
  2. Combine the ketchup, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, mustard, garlic powder and salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Add sauce to turkey. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat and cook until it thickens up, about 5 minutes. Serve on hamburger buns. 

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Elisa Schmitz
This sounds really good (and healthy), Donna John !
Erin Musto
I love thissimple meal... and it is healthy

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