Watch Cooking Channel

Turkey Sloppy Joes

Turkey Sloppy Joes Recipe

Come end of November, the only thing that rivals the anticipation of Thanksgiving dinner is the following week of Thanksgiving leftovers. The midnight fridge raid for a sliver of pie. A scoop of potatoes au gratin reheated for breakfast alongside some scrambled eggs. Another raid on the fridge for another piece of pie.

However, the true king of the leftovers is, of course, the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal, the turkey. Maybe it’s because we hardly ever take the time to roast a turkey the rest of the year, because come Thanksgiving, we just can’t get enough. In our household, we’ll even go so far as to roast an extra turkey on Thanksgiving just for the leftovers.

Of all our “turkey reinvented” dishes, Turkey Sloppy Joes is one of our all-time favorites. Saute up some onions and garlic. Add tomato sauce, ketchup, a little vinegar and brown sugar. Throw in a few more ingredients for spice and flavor. Chop up a chunk of the leftover turkey. And no sloppy joe is complete in our house without the addition of cheese. It’s a tradition that goes back to childhood.

Turkey Sloppy Joes Recipe

If you find yourself craving these with no roasted turkey in sight, you could easily adapt this recipe with fresh ground turkey. Use fresh ground turkey and make the sloppy joes in the traditional manner, cooking the meat alongside the onions and garlic, then add in the sauce ingredients. However, you might find yourself so addicted to these sloppy joes, you’ll be roasting a whole turkey just to make them.

Turkey Sloppy Joe Recipe
Serves 4-6

  • 1 pound cooked, chopped turkey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 4-6 buns
  • Lettuce, optional for sandwiches
  1. In a large saucepan heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until soft. Add tomato sauce, ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder and sea salt. Mix to combine and cook for another minute.
  2. Stir in turkey. Stir in cheese until melted. Remove from heat.
  3. Slice buns and toast insides on a hot pan. Add a layer of lettuce. Spoon in turkey mix. Serve immediately.

More Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

Todd Porter and Diane Cu are professional food and travel photographers who publish the popular food blog White on Rice. Their lives have always been about love, family, friends, sharing, exploring and food.

Tags:

Comments (2728)

  1. aquaponics system posted 09/30/2013

    Title…

    [...]that may be the end of this write-up. Right here you will come across some sites that we assume you will value, just click the links over[...]…

  2. insanity workout download posted 10/01/2013

    Title…

    [...]very couple of websites that come about to become comprehensive beneath, from our point of view are undoubtedly very well really worth checking out[...]…

  3. make a cheap blog posted 10/01/2013

    make a cheap blog…

    [...]we came across a cool site that you could take pleasure in. Take a appear should you want[...]…

  4. arganolie posted 10/01/2013

    Digg…

    While checking out DIGG today I noticed this…

  5. bed bug treatment options posted 10/02/2013

    Title…

    [...]Here are a few of the websites we recommend for our visitors[...]…

  6. zobacz posted 10/02/2013

    {News|Information|Media|Reports|Announcement} info…

    I was reading the news and I saw this really cool information…

  7. social bookmarking tools posted 10/02/2013

    home…

    Followers can easily find it out on their home pages. All details of those companies are included on the messages….

  8. SEO Zen posted 10/03/2013

    Title…

    [...]below you’ll discover the link to some websites that we think you should visit[...]…

  9. buy steroids posted 10/03/2013

    Title…

    [...]Here are a few of the websites we advocate for our visitors[...]…

  10. hacker un compte facebook posted 10/03/2013

    Read was interesting, stay in touch……

    [...]please visit the sites we follow, including this one, as it represents our picks from the web[...]……

  11. locksmith seattle northgate posted 10/04/2013

    watch…

    YouTube is another popular social media site. Here people can watch many types of video. Here directly companies can directly catch the target customers….

  12. locksmith seattle greenwood posted 10/04/2013

    useful…

    Around 84% people are on Facebook now a day. So it is more useful way to reach most of the people….

  13. instagram posted 10/04/2013

    Mainly…

    Google+ is providing almost same service like Facebook. Mainly the search engine then Google Adwords and Google Maps….

  14. lloyd irvin posted 10/04/2013

    Great website…

    [...]we like to honor many other internet sites on the web, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages worth checking out[...]……

  15. Travel Planner posted 10/04/2013

    Just Browsing…

    While I was browsing today I noticed a great article about…

  16. hangouts for beginners posted 10/04/2013

    Title…

    [...]please stop by the web pages we comply with, such as this a single, because it represents our picks in the web[...]…

  17. hangout marketing challenge posted 10/05/2013

    Title…

    [...]Every once inside a though we opt for blogs that we read. Listed beneath would be the newest web-sites that we choose [...]…

  18. www.wartrolwartrelief.com posted 10/05/2013

    Title…

    [...]please check out the internet sites we adhere to, including this one particular, as it represents our picks through the web[...]…

  19. Quadri moderni su tela posted 10/05/2013

    Dreary Day…

    It was a dreary day here today, so I just took to piddeling around on the internet and realized…

  20. business posted 10/05/2013

    Informative and precise…

    Its difficult to find informative and accurate info but here I noted…

  21. usa dating posted 10/05/2013

    Just Browsing…

    While I was browsing today I saw a excellent article about…

  22. épicerie fine posted 10/05/2013

    Looking around…

    I like to browse in various places on the internet, often I will go to Stumble Upon and follow thru…

  23. miley cyrus posted 10/06/2013

    Informative and precise…

    Its hard to find informative and accurate info but here I noted…

  24. Facebook Likes posted 10/06/2013

    Its hard to find good help…

    I am forever proclaiming that its difficult to procure good help, but here is…

  25. hose insurance quotes posted 10/06/2013

    Title…

    [...]although sites we backlink to beneath are considerably not associated to ours, we really feel they may be actually worth a go as a result of, so have a look[...]…

  26. joshua pellicer what to say posted 10/06/2013

    Title…

    [...]we came across a cool site which you may appreciate. Take a search when you want[...]…

  27. sex with asian women posted 10/06/2013

    Great website…

    [...]we like to honor many other websites, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages worth checking out[...]……

  28. plastic letters posted 10/06/2013

    Title…

    [...]Here is an excellent Blog You might Come across Intriguing that we Encourage You[...]…

  29. Title…

    [...]very few websites that take place to be in depth below, from our point of view are undoubtedly very well really worth checking out[...]…

  30. Blogs ou should be reading…

    [...]Here is a nice website You Might Find useful that we Encourage You to visit[...]……

  31. Check This Out posted 10/07/2013

    {Dreary|Dismal|Tedious|Uninspiring|Tiresome} Day…

    ?t had been a tiresome day the following today, so I just took to messing around on the internet and realized…

  32. siesta key resorts posted 10/07/2013

    Title…

    [...]we came across a cool internet site which you could enjoy. Take a search for those who want[...]…

  33. stag parties Scotland posted 10/08/2013

    Links…

    [...]Sites of interest we have a link to[...]……

  34. safe power leveling and gold…

    I’m not sure what I would have done if I had not discovered such a point like this….

  35. Read was interesting, stay in touch……

    [...]please visit the sites we follow, including this one, as it represents our picks from the web[...]……

  36. tera power leveling posted 10/08/2013

    safe power leveling and gold…

    we can provide that power leveling faster and safe ,welcome to place order on our website…

  37. RaiderZ GP posted 10/09/2013

    safe power leveling and gold…

    we can provide that power leveling faster and safe ,welcome to place order on our website…

  38. archeage gold posted 10/09/2013

    safe power leveling and gold…

    we can provide that power leveling faster and safe ,welcome to place order on our website…

  39. neverwinter astral diamonds posted 10/10/2013

    safe power leveling and gold…

    Your performing a fantastic job…

  40. fifa 14 ultimate team coins pc posted 10/10/2013

    safe power leveling and gold…

    Bless you…

  41. web design posted 10/10/2013

    Its hard to find good help…

    I am forever proclaiming that its difficult to find quality help, but here is…

  42. cheap webcam girl posted 10/10/2013

    Yahoo results…

    While searching amazon I discovered this blog in the results and I didn’t think it fit…

  43. RaiderZ GP posted 10/11/2013

    safe power leveling and gold…

    Thank you…

  44. archeage gold posted 10/11/2013

    safe power leveling and gold…

    Your performing a very good job…

  45. weight loss singapore posted 10/11/2013

    Informative and precise…

    Its difficult to find informative and accurate information but here I found…

  46. Mopac Apartments posted 10/11/2013

    Wikia…

    Wika linked to this place…

  47. garcinia cambogia extract posted 10/11/2013

    Title…

    [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine some unrelated data, nonetheless genuinely really worth taking a look, whoa did a single study about Mid East has got extra problerms as well [...]…

  48. Cesar-Jaramillo-Gutierrez posted 10/11/2013

    Its hard to find good help…

    I am forever saying that its difficult to get quality help, but here is…

  49. citibank pożyczka hipoteczna posted 10/12/2013

    Great websites from the internet……

    Exceptionally well written! Let me suggest you some interesting websites ……

  50. path of exile power leveling posted 10/12/2013

    safe power leveling and gold…

    My personal honest apologies for not expressing gratitude to earlier…

Post a New Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

c