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M's Sloppy Joe Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

M's Sloppy Joe Sauce

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"The strong flavors in this dish are very satisfying. Always a family hit. Ground beef or ground chicken can easily be substituted for the turkey."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    35 mins


  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook the onion and bell pepper in the hot oil until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and ground turkey to the skillet; cook and stir until the turkey is completely crumbled and browned, another 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Stir the pureed tomatoes, barbeque sauce, ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and chile-garlic sauce into the turkey mixture. Simmer until completely heated, 7 to 10 minutes more.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 04, 2009

My family loved this! I had to make some substitutions because we didn't have everything. I was out of vinegar so I used lemon juice and didn't have any chile garlic sauce so I used hot chili powder and extra garlic. My mom found it too hot but my two year old gobbled it up and my husband and I added hot sauce to ours so be careful. It was a great quick family dinner, Thanks

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 12, 2009

I made a few changes like diced zuchinni instead of green pepper and yellow mustard instead of brown. I will add more salt next time because it definetly needs some.

Aug 18, 2009

a good base recipe. I did add 2 tbsp of tomato paste to thicken up the meat mixture but minor alteration.

Jun 02, 2009

Quick, simple and really, really good. I added a little worcestershire sauce and some cooking wine for a little deeper flavor, but it's the spiciness from the garlic chili sauce that makes this so good.

Feb 10, 2011

Ths was a very good sloppy joe. I omitted the ketchup and added a few tbsp brown sugar. I liked the mustard and chile-garlic sauce as well. Definatly worth a try!

Mar 22, 2010

My family is not a hot spice eating family and we loved this recipe. It is the very first sloppy joe sauce that we have tried that did not taste as if something was missing. We put neither the garlic or the chile-garlic sauce in ours and it was perfect. Definitely a family "insta" classic and thus a keeper.

May 12, 2010

Mmmm, spicy. Sloppy Joes with a kick, so this may not be suitable for those who can't tolerate a little heat. This wasn't spicy hot by any means, but it was medium spicy. I used ground beef and a cup of frozen fajita vegetables (onions, green red yellow and orange bell peppers) and added 1/2 tsp of onion powder since I didn't have any other onion. I diced them up. I subbed a can of roma tomato paste and two cans of water for the puree. BBQ sauce used was Sweet Baby Rays Original and chili paste in the jar but it still had the same rooster picture as the liquid sauce. I added a little salt as the beef was browning and simmered this until the sauce thickened about 25 minutes, This was very good and I would definitely make this again but it isn't quite your traditional sloppy joes. Very very good though. Thanks!

Jun 30, 2010

great sauce, I have been looking for this one for some time; only change: I use ground venison; thanks....


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  • Calories
  • 287 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 84 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 2.6 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 24.6 g
  • 49%
  • Sodium
  • 865 mg
  • 35%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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