Turkey Sloppy Joes Recipe

turkey sloppy joes

This turkey Sloppy Joes recipe is a healthy twist on an old time favorite. It's lower in fat plus has some great ingredients to add a lot of flavor.

These are great for cold winter days or hot summer picnics. You can whip up a batch for lunch or dinner for the whole family or double the batch for a big gathering.

This sandwich recipe comes complete with list of ingredients, step by step directions, key nutrition information and Weight Watchers Points.

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Grab lots of napkins to eat this healthier version of a Sloppy Joes (bibs are optional). Use whole wheat or whole grain buns to make it an even healthier sandwich.

Recipe Type:

Sandwich, Main Dish, Turkey

Degree of Difficulty:



  • 2 lbs Ground Turkey Breast, 99% fat free
  • 1 can (11 oz) Black Beans or Kidney Beans
  • 1 tsp Garlic
  • 1 each Onion, diced
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Liquid Smoke
  • 1 can (11 oz) Canned Tomatoes with Green Chilis, diced
  • 1 can (6 oz) Green Chili Peppers, chopped
  • 2 can (11 oz) Tomato Juice
  • 1 can (6 oz) Tomato Paste


  1. Brown ground turkey with onions and drain
  2. Combine all ingredients and heat uncovered for 30 minutes
  3. Reduce heat, cover and let simmer to desired thickness and heat
  4. Serve on whole wheat or whole grain buns

Cooking Times

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 35 minutes

Nutrition Facts for Turkey Sloppy Joes Recipe

Nutrition facts shown below are per serving. The number of serving is noted in the header section below. The serving size is the first item noted on the nutrition facts table.

Nutrition Per Serving

Number of Servings: 10
Serving Size 1 sandwich
Calories 280
Total Fat 3.2g
      Sat Fat 1.1g
Cholesterol 56mg
Sodium 437.7mg
Total Carbohydrates 35.2g
      Fiber 6.9g
      Sugar 6.4g
Protein 31.4g

Weight Watchers Points

5 pts
6 pts
6 pts
5 pts

The ground turkey, beans and veggies are not used to calculate the WW FreeStyle SmartPoints. All other points do not include the veggies. The tomato juice is included in the calculations.


To reduce the calories and carbohydrates in this turkey recipe, eliminate the black beans. Just remember though that the beans are a great source of fiber, so this will also reduce the fiber nutrition information as well.

Before you skip the beans in this Turkey Sloppy Joes recipe, be sure to read this article on everything you need to know about black beans from Medical News Today.

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