Slow Cooker Turkey Sloppy Joes is a satisfying weeknight or weekend dinner that will please the whole family. A turkey sloppy joe recipe that is so simple to make.
I love the slow cooker, it is the perfect way to prep your meal in the morning and come home to dinner. Try my Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli, 4 Ingredient White Bean Chili, or Mongolian Beef Crockpot Recipe.
Slow Cooker Turkey Sloppy Joes
This traditional sloppy joe dinner will be perfect to serve up with crisp veggies, salty chips, or any of your other favorite sides. Try this slow cooker sloppy joe recipe today.
How To Make Sloppy Joes In Slow Cooker
Step 1: You will want to add your turkey to a pan on the stove and cook it until it is cooked through. A few minutes in to cooking I toss in my diced onions to saute with the meat.
Step 2: In your Slow Cooker you will add your tomato sauce, paste, red wine vinegar, brown sugar, and liquid smoke.
Step 3: Add in your cooked turkey and onions. Give it a good stir, cover and then cook according to the printable recipe card below!
Step 4: Once your done cooking, serve and enjoy.
How To Serve
- Serve on a bun, we did whole wheat for a healthier alternative
- Top crispy fries like a loaded fry
- Pile sloppy joe on chips for nachos
Eat these however you would like with your favorite sides. Cucumber salad, chips, pickles, all would be great to pair.
Why Do They Call It Sloppy Joe
Sloppy joes are such a traditional dinner. They are a sloppy sandwhich that tends to require a napkin in hand.
Sloppy joes got its name years ago, it was an alternative to a loose meat burger. It was a twist on a classic sandwich and the rest is history on this satisfying burger.
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 1 onion, diced
- 15 ounces no salt added tomato sauce
- 3 ounces tomato paste (half a small can)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp liquid smoke, divided
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 tsp seasoned salt
- 1/8 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
- 6 sandwich rolls (I like whole wheat)
- 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
- In a large skillet add oil and heat over medium-high heat for 30 seconds.
- Add onions and stir, and then place ground turkey on top of onions.
- Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
- Remove cover, using a spatula, break up the ground turkey to small pieces, stirring as you go.
- Cover and cook for 3 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat, drain off grease/fat, set aside.
- In the bowl of a slow cooker, add tomato sauce, tomato paste, red wine vinegar, brown sugar, 1⁄2 Tbsp liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, and pepper.
- Whisk together completely.
- Add turkey mixture to the slow cooker, stir to combine, cover.
- Cook on low for 7 hours or high for 4 hours.
- Stir in the remaining 1⁄2 Tbsp liquid smoke.
- Place 1/6 of the mixture on each sandwich roll and serve immediately (no one likes a soggy sloppy Joe!)
Side Dish Suggestions: Corn on the Cob or Chips (if you need a quick no bake side).
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 503Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 560mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 4gSugar: 17gProtein: 37g
Can I Make This Recipe With Ground Beef
Absolutely! You are more than welcome to use ground beef or even ground chicken to replace the ground turkey.
It will taste just as good with a mild alternate flavor. Give it a try with whatever meat you have on hand.
Store your leftover sloppy joe in the fridge. Then when you are ready reheat in the microwave or even on the stovetop.
Your sloppy joe mixture will store for 2-3 days in the fridge when stored properly.