Turkey Sloppy Joes With Coleslaw


A mix of tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, and Worcestershire ensures the sandwich is juicy and flavorful.

Turkey Sloppy Joes With Coleslaw Side

Raymond Hom

Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 serves

If you need to cut down on your red meat consumption but love this family-favorite meal option, try out these turkey Sloppy Joes for a nice change of pace. This recipe was developed to ensure that the ground turkey could sop up all that sauce-y goodness—without drying out.

Serve these fabulously messy sandwiches with fresh coleslaw that has a quick red wine vinegar and sour cream dressing. If you end up with leftover coleslaw, add it to a rice bowl. Also, add a little more tomato sauce to any leftover meat, then serve it over pasta.


Sloppy Joes

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, chopped

  • 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce

  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar

  • ¼ cup barbecue sauce

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • 4 hamburger buns


  • ⅓ cup sour cream

  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • 1/4 small green cabbage, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)

  • 1/4 small red cabbage, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)

  • 2 carrots, grated


  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the turkey, onion, and garlic and cook, breaking the meat up with a spoon, until browned, 3 to 5 minutes.

  2. Mix the tomato sauce, sugar, barbecue sauce, and Worcestershire into the turkey mixture; season with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened, 3 to 5 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the sour cream, vinegar, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Add the cabbage and carrots and toss to combine.

  4. Serve the turkey mixture on the buns with the coleslaw.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

492 Calories
16g Fat
59g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 492
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 1385mg 60%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 21%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 30g
Calcium 172mg 13%
Iron 5mg 28%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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