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Barbecued Turkey Sloppy Joes Recipe

Barbecued Turkey Sloppy Joes Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 7 hours

Sloppy Joes are simple to make, but this recipe makes it extra tasty with a kick of barbecue flavor.

What you'll need

  • 2 lbs. ground turkey
  • 2 medium onions
  • 2 15-oz. cans tomato sauce
  • 1 6-oz. can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons liquid smoke hickory flavoring
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 8 sourdough rolls, split and toasted, or toasted bread slices or small individual round bread loaves, tops cut off and hollowed out (pull out some of bread inside)


Serves 8.

How to make it

  1. In a large skillet or flameproof casserole dish on top of the stove, cook the turkey and onions over medium-high heat, stirring often, until the turkey is lightly browned and crumbly, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain off excess liquid.
  2. Transfer the turkey mixture to a 3 1/2- or 4-quart electric slow cooker. Stir in tomato sauce, tomato paste, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, 5 teaspoons of liquid smoke, the seasoned salt and pepper.
  3. Cover and cook on the Low heat setting 6 to 7 hours. Stir in the remaining 1 teaspoon liquid smoke. Serve on sourdough roll halves, on bread slices or in small bread loaves.