Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sloppy Maple BBQ Turkey Joes

There is just something about a sloppy joe.  I've made many kinds of sloppy joes and there just doesn't seem to be one that doesn't just ring out as pure comfort food. 

These guys were sweet.  I happen to like sweet food, so for me, these were awesome. 

So what's your favorite sloppy joe recipe?

Sloppy Maple BBQ Turkey Joes Recipe
Adapted from Rachael Ray

2 lbs. ground turkey, 93% lean
1 tbsp. poultry seasoning
Salt and pepper
1 red pepper, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 tbsp. garlic, minced
1 can tomato sauce, 15 oz.
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp. pure maple syrup
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tbsp. cider vinegar
3 tbsp. brown sugar
1 slightly heaping tbsp. dijon mustard

In a large skillet, brown ground turkey and season with salt, pepper and poultry seasoning.  Cook until browned and stir in the pepper, onion and garlic and cook until the veggies are tender.  In a bowl, stir together the rest of the ingredients and pour into turkey mixture.  Simmer for a few minutes to combine flavors.  Serve on buns.  I used 100 calorie Arnold selects sandwich thins.

Total calories = 1980 calories
12 - 1/2 cup servings = 165 calories per serving
265 calories per sandwich with a 100 calorie sandwich thin

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Calories calculated from Some numbers are approximate and rounded.


  1. These look really yummy. My husband has a sweet tooth so I think he would enjoy these.

  2. Those look good! I have never tried sloppy joes with cider vinegar before but I love putting cider vinegar into recipes so I will have to give this a shot. I'd like to invite you over to share this yummy sloppy joe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight. Have a blessed day, Debbi :)

  3. We use cider vinegar in our family recipe, but the addition of maple sounds delightful. Was it overly sweet with the maple and brown sugar?

  4. Wow does that look tasty. I love that bread with every kind of sandwich.

  5. I love maple so these sound super good to me! My favorite sloppy joes have been a buffalo sauce version!

  6. holy cow, those look amazing...
    thanks for sharing! i love this, shockingly as i seem to love most all things i find on your page. always looking forward!

  7. The maple syrup sounds really good for a sloppy joe! My favorite sloppy joe uses chili's posted on my blog served with pasta

  8. I like the sound of the maple in these! I've only had a regular old sloppy joe - nothing fancy - just homemade.

  9. Shoot! Wish I had stopped by earlier as I had ground turkey out and wasn't sure what to make! I will definitely try this recipe.

  10. What a great take on traditional sloppy joe's!

  11. That sounds really good, my poor husband has grown to love sloppy joes out of a can... Hymmm this could be interesting....
    Take care,

  12. Sloppy Joes, no matter the recipe, are always good, you're right. My favourite one is a slobby cubano that I make (but haven't in a while). I should get that recipe out, thanks for the reminder. Have a great weekend Debbi!

  13. Hi Debbi,
    What a great recipe to serve the crowd that I have coming this week end. It looks delicious! Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!

  14. Wow, your BBQ turkey sloppy joe sounds delicious and healthful! Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    Have a wonderful weekend.