Enjoy this yummy spin on the traditional sloppy joe recipe, perfect for cooler weather!   Tweet This!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4


• 1 lb. lean, ground turkey
• 1 small onion, diced
• 2 garlic cloves, minced
• 3 tsp tomato paste
• ½ cup barbecue sauce
• 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
• 1 tsp olive oil
• 1 tsp chili powder
• 1 red pepper, diced
• 1 cup tomato sauce
• ¼ cup corn meal
• ground pepper to taste
• salt to taste
• red pepper flakes to taste
• 1 tsp cayenne pepper sauce
• OPTIONAL – 6 whole wheat burger buns*


1. 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.

2. Cook ground turkey in same skillet over medium-high heat, season with salt and pepper and cook until the turkey is no longer pink.

3. 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.

4. Add vegetables to the skillet and stir to combine.

5. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 15 to 20 minutes. Adjust seasonings as necessary and serve.*



*Serve on whole wheat hamburger buns if desired.

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