Sloppy Joes are a favorite at our house.  They are juicy, sweet, spicy and delicious.  Traditionally, sloppy joes are served on a hamburger bun; however, a few of my family like them on buns, a few like them in flour tortillas and another in lettuce wraps, so all of them will be placed on the dining room table as options for eating.

Sloppy Joes are another of my recipes that I keep on hand all the time.  I will triple the batch and save the other two portions in the freezer to pull out and reheat for another quick meal.

Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes


  • 1 lb. ground turkey (or ground meat of choice)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. dried minced onions
  • 2/3 c. tomato sauce
  • 1/3 c. ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp. BBQ sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 t. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 T. mustard (liquid, not dried) - optional
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper


In a large skillet, place ground turkey over medium-low heat. Cover the skillet with a lid. Periodically, stir the meat and break it up into crumble size pieces. When the crumbled meat has been cooked through, turn the stove down to simmer. Drain off the fat.

Add the next eight ingredients and stir. Continue to simmer 3-5 minutes until the flavors have been melded together, stirring periodically to prevent food from sticking to the bottom of the pan and burning.

Serve hot with buns, tortillas or lettuce for wrapping.

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