Turkey Sloppy Joes

I have to share this recipe with you.  Why?  Because my son LIVES for it.  He literally gives me the biggest “YES!!!!” when I tell him that we are having it for dinner.  And for me, there are few things more satisfying than having my children love the food I cook!

I also like this recipe because it has carrots in it, and as you know, I am a HUGE fan of including vegetables in your diet….LOTS OF EM!

I usually serve this with a side of broccoli, and I actually serve the meat on TOP of the broccoli for myself if I’m in a ‘not eating bread’ mode. (Or I’ll have half a bun with the meat and then have some more on top of the broccoli.)

This recipe produces sloppy joes on the sweeter side, which my kids LOVE, but Brian, my husband is actually not a big fan.  In his opinion, “meat should not be sweet.”

But I beg to differ – sweet rocks anywhere, anytime!

I’m curious now – are you on Team Laura or Team Brian?  Post in the comments below – I’d love to know how you like your meat!

Turkey Sloppy Joes


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar – You can leave this out if you are on Team Brian (see above).
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. In a large saucepan, cook the turkey over medium heat until no longer pink.
  2. Drain the meat and return it to the pan.
  3. Be sure to break up the meat (I use a wooden spoon) so that it is in little pieces and not big chunks.
  4. Stir in the carrots, onions, ketchup, broth, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic powder, onion powder and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Serve on buns.

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Turkey Sloppy Joes