Momma's Sloppy Joes

Momma's Sloppy Joes


"My mom has been making this basic sloppy joe recipe for so long that when I asked her how she made them, she had to make a batch to be sure of the measurements. These are no fancy joes - nothing but lots of sloppy, zesty mess! Beef may be used instead of turkey. Perfect for potluck or game day. Serve on your favorite buns."


55 m servings 170 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 170 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.5g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 15.9 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 547 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the turkey in a large skillet over medium heat, cook until evenly brown, and drain.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, mix the ketchup, sugar, vinegar, and mustard. Mix in the turkey. Cook, stirring often, 30 minutes.
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  1. 104 Ratings


This was a good recipe. I added chopped onion,red bell pepper and garlic to the turkey while browning. Instead of white sugar,I used brown.A little less ketchup,was replaced with BBQ and worches...

Family loved it! Easy to make, too! I changed a few things: 1) I used 1 tbsp Splenda 2) I used apple cider vinegar, 3) While browning meat, I added 2 tsp minced garlic & 1/2 of a chopped onion.

FANTASTIC!!!! Best sloppy joes recipe yet! Love using the turkey for fat and calorie savings. My kids loved them and I have a daughter that is terribly picky! I also used apple cider vinegar, o...

Added green pepper, onion, about a teaspoon of pepper, and some minced garlic when cooking the turkey- tasted great!

definitely add the onion (I used a whole one) and the dashes of worchestershire. also, i did not use sugar and it was very sweet with a combo of agave nectar-sweetened organic ketchup and regula...

this recipe was way to sweet....gave me a stomach ache....tastes like you are eating a hot dog with ketchup and mustard and lots of sugar!!! In order for this to taste better I would suggest add...

This one is a keeper...and my family of 6 agreed. We all love sloppy joes, but the canned types all contain onions-and we are no fans of that allium! Everyone asked for this one again! I did ...

This recipe is awesome. My boyfriend hadn't ever tried sloppy joes before this recipe and now he's hooked. I took the advice of some of the other reviews. The adjustments that I made: 1) 1 tsp o...

Yummy is all my family has to say about these sloppy joes. I added some brown sugar and browned the meat with a little wirsteshire sauce for some tang, but very yummy indeed!!!