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ground turkey sloppy joes in a pan

Homemade Turkey Sloppy Joes.

Tasty and tangy, these ground turkey sloppy joes are delicious on buns, pasta, or rice. This is a family friendly recipe that's free of gluten and dairy.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Dairy Free, gluten free
Keyword family friendly recipe, lean meat
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 205 kcal
Author Kelly Roenicke


  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 cup red pepper chopped (use any color pepper that you have on hand)
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 4 Tablespoons yellow mustard
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • salt and pepper


  1. Brown the turkey with the onion and red pepper in a large skillet. Drain off excess grease.

  2. Once turkey is cooked through, add ketchup, mustard, sugar, water, vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Heat through until bubbling, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook, allowing the sauce to thicken and the flavors to blend for about 30 minutes.

  4. Serve on gluten free buns, bread, pasta, or rice. Top with fresh tomatoes, pickles, red onion, or your choice of cheese or dairy free cheese.

Recipe Notes

Leftovers should stay fresh in the refrigerator for about 4 days.

You can freeze leftovers as well in a freezer safe container. They should stay fresh for about 3 months.

Nutrition facts are for sloppy joe mixture only, and do not include bread or rice.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Turkey Sloppy Joes.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 417mg18%
Potassium 490mg14%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 650IU13%
Vitamin C 21.4mg26%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.