Turkey Sloppy Joes

Turkey Sloppy Joes are a quintessential food from my childhood!  They are yummy, quick, and a nice summer meal.  A lot of times, the canned or pre-made mixes are full of allergens, especially soy and corn.  So I have a simple recipe that we usually serve in lettuce cups or on a tortilla.  Buns work too!  This recipe is great for a party too, especially that 4th of July gathering!  Just double or triple it, if needed.  Enjoy!


IMG_1678Sloppy Joes


-1 lb ground turkey

-1/2 tsp salt

-1/2 tsp pepper

-1/4 tsp garlic powder

-1/4 tsp paprika

-1/4 tsp basil

-1/2 tsp bbq smoke seasoning (I use South African smoke seasoning from Trader Joe’s)

-1/4 cup ketchup

-2 tbls bbq sauce

-1 tbl brown sugar



  1. Place the ground turkey in a dutch oven and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, basil, and smoke seasoning.  Brown on medium heat till cooked through, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally and breaking up the meat.
  2. Add the ketchup, bbq sauce, and brown sugar to the meat and stir.
  3. Cook on low for 10 minutes.  Serve in a lettuce cup, tortilla, bun or your vessel of choice!  Enjoy!

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