Turkey Sloppy Joes Recipe

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Diabetic Turkey Recipes

This turkey sloppy joes recipe is a diabetic friendly recipe with a twist on an old time favourite.

It’s lower in fat plus has some great and fresh ingredients to add a lot of flavour. 

This meal is great for a cold winter day or a hot summer picnics. 

You can whip up a batch, freeze it, and warm it up for lunch or dinner for the whole family. 

This lunch or dinner recipe comes complete with a list of ingredients, full nutrition information and also printer friendly copy.

Turkey Sloppy Joes Recipe

The nutrition for this sloppy joes recipe does not include the buns. So be sure to add this separately if you're counting calories.   

When you're using a buns, make sure that it’s whole wheat or whole grain buns for a healthier sandwich as opposed to white buns.

Recipe Type

Main Dish, Sandwich, Turkey

Degree of Difficulty



2 servings


1 1/2 tsp olive or vegetable oil

1/2 green bell pepper, finely chopped

1/4 med yellow onion, finely chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 rib celery, finely chopped

1/2 lb 99% lean ground turkey

1 tbsp red wine vinegar

2 tbsp tomato paste

1 1/2 tsp brown sugar (optional) or 3/4 cup Splenda brown sugar

1/3 C strained tomatoes

dash of nutmeg

2 lg whole wheat hamburger buns

chopped scallions (garnish)


1. Preheat broiler.

2. Heat oil in large saute pan over low heat. Add pepper, onion, garlic, and celery. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened and translucent, about 7 minutes.

3. Push vegetables to one side of pan. Raise heat to medium high. Add meat to side without vegetables and cook, stirring, until almost cooked through, about 7 minutes.

4. Combine meat and vegetables. Add vinegar and stir. Add tomato paste and sugar, if desired, and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 4 minutes.

5. Add tomatoes, nutmeg, and salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste. Lower heat and simmer until thick, about 3 minutes.

6. Open buns and toast in broiler until golden brown. Divide meat between buns, garnish with scallions, and serve.

Cooking Times

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 21 minutes

Total Time: 31 minutes 


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If you do not like Turkey, here's a great Homemade Sloppy Joes Recipe. 

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