Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Saucy Sloppy Joes

I love making a big batch of sloppy joes.  We ate a lot the first night and then froze the leftovers for another night.  This was great with cranberry sauce and the liquid smoke, sweet and smokey.

My husband ate his on this enormous bun but I ate mine on a corn tortilla, which was delicious. I also like putting sloppy joes over baked potatoes or sweet potatoes to make it gluten free.

Saucy Sloppy Joes
Adapted from Pam's Midwest Kitchen

3 lbs. ground turkey
1 large onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
2 tbsp. mustard
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. celery seeds
1 tbsp. garlic powder
3 tbsp. chili powder
1 1/2 tbsp. liquid smoke
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
12 oz. can jellied cranberry sauce
3/4 cup ketchup

Stovetop method:
Brown ground turkey with onions. Add red pepper and spices.  Add cranberry sauce and ketchup and simmer for about 45 minutes. 

Crockpot method:
Brown ground turkey with onions. Add red pepper and spices.  Dump in crock pot.  Add cranberry sauce and ketchup. Stir and cook until you're hungry.  Yield 8 cups

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Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.


  1. The liquid smoke sounds like a nice addition to these. Yum!

  2. Mmm that cranberry sauce sounds like it would be delicious in a sloppy joe.

  3. Very unusual to add the cranberry sauce. One of my totally favorite things in the world...hmmm, not sure if I want to add it to sloppy joes?

  4. Sloppy Joes is one of my favourite go-to meals. Always welcome and always delicious!

  5. I've been in the mood for sloppy joes for the past few weeks. Very interesting adding the cranberry sauce. I'll have to give this recipe a try very soon!

  6. I love sloppy joes. I never used that sauce for it, though. I usually use it to make sweet and sour meatballs. I can see it where it would work here. You are a genius.

  7. I like that you used turkey in these, and the cranberry sounds like a lovely addition. I also like the spices you have used. Thank you for sharing your Sloppy Joes with Let's Do Brunch.