Warm up with these Turkey Sloppy Joe Bowls in the cooler weather. These sloppy Joe bowls are a yummy spin on the traditional dish by incorporating turkey. Serve in a bowl or on a whole wheat burger bun and enjoy with friends and family!

Turkey Sloppy Joe Bowls

Prep Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 4


  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 tsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • ground pepper to taste
  • salt to taste
  • red pepper flakes to taste
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper sauce
  • 6 whole wheat burger buns


  • Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, add red bell pepper, onion and garlic. Cook for about 4 minutes or until the onion is translucent and garlic is fragrant. Transfer the vegetables to a bowl and set aside.
  • Cook ground turkey in same skillet over medium-high heat, season with salt and pepper and cook until the turkey is no longer pink.
  • In a small bowl, mix tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, Worcestershire, chili powder, tomato paste, cayenne pepper and a pinch of red pepper flakes until blended. Pour mixture into skillet with turkey.
  • Add vegetables to the skillet and stir to combine.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 15 to 20 minutes. Adjust seasonings as necessary and serve.

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