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bbq turkey sloppy joes on brioche buns

BBQ Turkey Sloppy Joes

BBQ Turkey Sloppy Joes take a traditional childhood comfort food and turn it into a sandwich with so much flavor and juiciness that you will not believe it!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword BBQ Turkey Sloppy Joes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 172kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 can 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 teaspoons brown sugar optional
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder or smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Slurry: - Optional

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons water

For serving:

  • 6 brioche buns
  • 6 tablespoons BBQ sauce
  • 6 slices cheddar cheese


  • First, place a large skillet, over medium-high heat, and add the oil. Once the oil is hot add the ground turkey, onion, green pepper, black pepper, and salt. Cook and break the meat with a wooden spoon until cooked through and no longer pink. Drain grease.
  • Next, stir in tomato sauce, BBQ sauce, and the remaining ingredients. Reduce heat to medium and let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes.
    adding bbq and ketchup to cooked ground turkey
  • If the mixture is too watery, mix 3 tablespoons of water with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch until fully dissolved, and add the slurry to the meat mixture. Cook stirring for a few mins until thickened.
    overhead shot of bbq sloppy joes meat mixture in a skillet
  • Serve the meat mixture on hamburger buns topped with cheddar cheese and extra BBQ sauce.
    adding the top bun on bbq turkey sloppy joes


Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 712mg | Potassium: 375mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 173IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg