Turkey Sloppy Joes

turkey sloppy joes

Baby Boy caught his first cold last weekend. Not bad considering he is 7 1/2 months old. Poor guy was all sorts of congested and snotty, but he was in his usual good mood (aside from being angry when we would wipe his nose – seriously kid, snot mustaches are not cool!). Baby Boy was pretty much back to normal health by Tuesday – just in time for Mommy and Daddy to come down with what he had. And unlike Baby Boy, we were not feeling our usual selves; tired, run down, cranky. Almost as if we were new parents all over again!

turkey sloppy joes
Cooking when you are sick is the worst. We wanted a meal that we could throw together quickly and with minimal effort; thank goodness for Rachel from Not Rachael Ray! Her Turkey Sloppy Joes saved dinner on Tuesday. The meal was so convenient and so tasty we just had to feature the recipe for this weeks Taste Test Thursday.  This recipe is easily going to be one of our “go to’s” when we’re short on time (or sick and not interested in elaborate cooking).

turkey sloppy joes
These Sloppy Joes are different from the ones Mom used to make (or the Lunch Lady). They have a slight sticky sweetness to them, and the fresh peppers add a nice little crunch. We had ours on mini kaiser rolls with french fries and broccoli salad. Quick. Easy. Delicious.

Oh, before you go – did you check out yesterday’s post? We’re doing our first giveaway! So be sure to check out our Panera Bacon Turkey Bravo post for a chance to win a $50 Panera Gift Card!
turkey sloppy joes


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup of chopped yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup of chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup of chopped red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3 teaspoons dark brown sugar (you can use light brown sugar if it is all you have)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. 1. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground turkey, onion, and bell peppers. Season with salt and pepper. Drain off any liquids that accumulate.
  2. 2. Stir in the garlic powder, mustard, ketchup, brown sugar, and salt and pepper. Mix throughly. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. We did not let it simmer that long (we were starving) but it was still delicious. Rachel from Not Rachael Ray said this is the type of dish that tastes better the longer it sits. We wouldn't know :)

Recipe from: Not Rachael Ray

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