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Slow Cooker Turkey Sloppy Joes

Slow Cooker Turkey Sloppy Joes

Messy, sweet, and oh so delicious, Sloppy Joes are a favorite of both children and parents, alike. This Turkey Sloppy Joe’s recipe is made with only 100% clean ingredients and won’t do the damage to your waistline like traditional recipes, but we haven’t sacrificed taste a bit. Enjoy Turkey Sloppy Joes for lunch or dinner, and the whole family will have something to smile about.

This slow cooker recipe is convenient to make and can be heated up later for lunch. It is possibly our most popular slow cooker turkey dish because it is so easy to make and it tastes delicious.

Try our Turkey Sloppy Joes with a side of Superfood Salad.

Slow Cooker Turkey Sloppy Joes

Slow Cooker Turkey Sloppy Joes

Yields: 4-6 Servings | Serving size: 1 Cup (bun not included) | Previous Points: 3 | Points Plus: 4 | Calories: 167 | Fat: 4 g | Carbohydrates: 14 g | Sugars: 8 g | Fiber: 2 g | Sodium: 387 mg | Protein: 23 g


  • 1 pound (454 grams) ground turkey breast (raw)
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup natural ketchup
  • 1 8 oz can no-salt added tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 1-2 packets Stevia (optional, if you want to make it on the sweeter side)


Mist a skillet with oil and brown raw turkey, onions and green pepper over medium heat. (You could skip this step, but you will get a better flavor.)

Place turkey meat, onions & green pepper in the slow cooker. Add all the other ingredients and mix well.

Cover and cook on LOW for 3-4 hours or HIGH for 2-3 hours. If you don't brown the meat first, then cook on LOW for 5-6 hours or HIGH for 3-4 hours.

Serve with a whole grain bun, toasted. Pictured is an Ezekiel hamburger bun. For gluten free, my favorite is Udi's gluten free whole grain hamburger buns.

Recipe contributed by Kristine Fretwell.  Join Kristine’s “Busy But Healthy Recipe Club” on Facebook  for more healthy recipes.

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24 Responses to Slow Cooker Turkey Sloppy Joes

  • Ashleigh says:

    Can't wait for this recipe to come together! I am making it now and realize I forgot to buy all the ingredients but the turkey, green pepper and onion! Hence – I forgot all the seasonings and buns! Will report back when it comes together! :)

  • Crystal says:

    Which kind of onion – yellow or white? I couldn't bring up or see the acceptable worcestershire sauces so I bought Lea & Perrins. What kinds are acceptable?

    • Linden says:

      Unbelievably, Lea & Perrins has high fructose corn syrup. French's does not, and is inexpensive. So, go with French's Worcestershire sauce!

  • Sandy says:

    Just wanted to let you know that these were THE BEST sloppy joe's we've ever had!  I have been dying to make my own "Manwich" sauce and didn't think it would be possible, but let me tell you, this blew away Manwich!  I made my own ketchup & BBQ sauce (Gracious Pantry recipes) and just added them as the recipe called for.  I also made it all in the skillet since I didn't have time to wait for the slow cooker, and they were amazing!  I cannot wait to make these again!!!  Thanks again so much!  Your recipes make eating clean so easy!    

  • Crystal_lightbody says:

    Where do you find natural katup?

  • Kellyspahn says:

    Yum! Just tried this recipe tonight and it was a hit with me, my kids, and my neighbor's kids. So easy to throw together, this will become a regular on my recipe rotation! :)

  • Lynncsmith2 says:

    Sounds yummy & has great reviews. We love slopy joes!!

  • Crystal_Lightbody says:

    so i am in the process of cooking this tonight and well, i have a dutch oven and didn't want to cook in a slower i think it is truning out well (well smells good ) and i am pairing it with baked sweet potatoes fries…. all new items i haven't cook so,  i hppe they both turn out well…. 😀

  • Erica says:

    wondering if you'd advise freezing.  I'd love to make a double batch and freeze 1/2

  • Smashingly_4 says:

    what kink of worchester should i use?

  • Gail says:

    could you send me the link for the natural ketchup

  • bariatricbeginnings says:

    I've been looking for a turkey sloppy joes recipe and this sounds perfect and not too high in sugar, thank you!

  • SusieQ says:

    I don't care for green peppers, so I left that out. And I didn't have a can of tomato paste on hand, so I used a half jar of Prego Veggie Smart smooth spaghetti sauce. I will definitely be making this again. I only made a half batch for myself, but can't wait for my extended family to try this recipe.

  • Meribeth says:

    This was sssooo yummy! The only thing I would change the next time I make it will be to use an 8oz can of tomato sauce, instead of 15oz… It was a bit to liquid based (not firm enough to load on a hamburger bun for a sandwich) so I toasted a bun and had it as an open faced sloppy joe. It was fantastic!!

  • LIz says:

    I LOVE this recipe! It is so delicious! Even my husband asks me to make it and he doesn't even like sloppy joes 😉 I will never buy that nasty canned stuff again!

  • shannon says:

    This was AMAZING!!! And my husband Loved it! It is so good in fact that the 1lb of turkey is just barely enough for two people. I'll double the recipe for sure next time!!

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