Turkey Sloppy Joes

This recipe makes four super-sloppy, overstuffed sandwiches. If you have a family of dainty eaters, however, you'll be able to serve six.

Regan Burns Cafiso

Turkey Sloppy Joes

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    1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cups crushed tomatoes
    1 small yellow onion, minced (about 1 1/4 cup) 2 tablespoons dry mustard
    1 small red or green bell pepper, diced 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
    1 stalk celery, diced 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    Coarse kosher salt and freshly ground pepper Dash hot sauce (optional)
    1 pound ground turkey (93 percent lean) 4 split hamburger buns, toasted


    Prep: 25 min Total: 30 min (Quick)
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    • 1

      Heat oil in a 12-inch frying pan over medium high. Add onion, bell pepper and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are soft and just beginning to brown, about 6 to 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

    • 2

      Add turkey and cook, stirring occasionally and breaking up lumps with a wooden spoon or spatula, until meat is no longer pink, about 6 minutes. Add tomatoes, mustard, sugar, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is thickened and heated through, about 8 to 10 minutes. Taste meat mixture and season with salt and pepper; divide among buns and serve.

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