Zesty Turkey Sloppy Joe

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 138.3
  • Total Fat: 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 40.0 mg
  • Sodium: 332.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 11.4 g

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Great flavor, a little zing! Great flavor, a little zing!
Number of Servings: 8


    1 pound ground turkey
    1 medium onion, chopped
    1 green bell pepper, chopped
    1 tsp minced garlic
    1/2 tsp black pepper
    1 Tblsp lemon juice
    1/2 cup ketchup
    1/3 cup BBQ sauce


In a skillet, brown the turkey along with the onion, bell pepper, and garlic until the turkey is cooked completely through. Be sure to break up the turkey into small pieces - large chunks just aren't that appealing in sloppy joe!

Once the turkey is done, add the remaining ingredients and allow to cook until heated all the way through.

Take caution that you do not want to burn the mix after adding the ketchup and bbq sauce.

I did get this recipe from another Sparker but did not like the ketchup to BBQ ratio so I modified it a bit.

Saved calories by eating it with a slice of Kraft Free American cheese on a whole wheat pita.

Makes approximately 8 servings; 1 serving = 1/2 cup

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CRIS76.

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is the best! I make it on Sundays and eat it for lunch everyday! It's the perfect combination of rich and sweet. I didn't have BBQ sauce, so I made my own with ketchup, mustard, vinegar, and chili sauce. - 4/17/10

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  • Good
    Tasty alternative. - 10/13/19

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  • Incredible!
    This was really good! - 5/10/18

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  • Incredible!
    I love this recipe. I'm not great in the kitchen, but this is super easy, quick, and makes a lot (since it's just me eating it!). I can use it as both sandwich filler or in combination with brown rice or pasta for a quick lunch. I added some mushrooms to it, and it tastes great. - 2/11/13

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  • Incredible!
    Was exactly what I wanted!!!!! I was looking on here for a sloppy joe recipe and was disappointed with most of the recipes.. This one is simple and awesomely delicious! Will def be making this again. Thanks for this :o) - 6/25/12

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