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Healthy Turkey Sloppy Joes

Bring on the napkins! Healthy Turkey Sloppy Joes piled high in whole wheat buns make a fast, fun, and nourishing weeknight dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Turkey Sloppy Joes
Servings: 6
Calories: 296kcal


  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound turkey, ground
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar, cider
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 6 medium hamburger buns, whole wheat


  • Peel and finely chop carrot.  Finely chop celery and onion.  Mince garlic.
  • In a large pan over medium heat, saute the carrots, celery, and onion in a swirl of olive oil until translucent, about 5-8 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add the ground turkey and break it up with a spoon. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook, stirring often, until the turkey is no longer pink.
  • Add the tomato sauce, vinegar, mustard, honey, and chili powder to the pain. Stir well to combine, then cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the lid, and simmer five minutes more, uncovered, until the sauce is thickened and flavorful.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste, then spoon the hot filling onto whole wheat buns, and serve.


Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 566mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g