• Cooking Time: 20
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 10


This is a alternative to the Sloppy Joe. I am always trying to find ways to use ground turkey or chicken as my girlfriend does not eat Beef, and I love a Sloppy Joe, so I thought I would make her one with some ground turkey, my way! These came out Awesome! Enjoy!

This also makes a nice topping for turkey/chicken hot dogs, or on top of a dish of pasta. Also you can eat a bowl of it on it's own like a chili!

Either way you have it, you are sure to love it!


  • 1 poundGround turkey; not too lean
  • 4 Wheat hamburger buns; toasted (or other hamburger roll)
  • 1/2 Bell pepper; finely chopped
  • 1 Red bell pepper; finely chopped
  • 1/2 mediumRed onion; finely chopped
  • 1 Serrano chiles; finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoonRed pepper flakes
  • 8 ouncesTomato sauce; any brand
  • 1 tablespoonPoultry Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoonLight brown sugar
  • 3/4 tablespoonworcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoonExtra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pinchSalt; to taste
  • 1 pinchBlack pepper; to taste


  • 1. If you want to have a NON-SPICY Sloppy Bird, OMIT the Serrano chili and the red pepper flakes!
  • 2. Heat extra virgin olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat
  • 3. Add turkey once oil is hot, and while cooking, break down the ground turkey into tiny pieces, continue to cook and breakdown for about 4-5 minutes.
  • 4. Add the bell pepper, chili, onion and mix well
  • 5. In a small bowl, combine tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, poultry seasoning, and sugar and mix well, then add to the pan, stir and reduce heat to low
  • 6. Cover and let simmer for 10 - 15 minutes. While this is going on, toast your buns and make your sweet potato fries.. yup! That's right, sweet potato fries go great with this sand!
  • 7. To serve, use a ice cream scoop and put 2 - 3 scoops of the turkey onto the bun. Serve with Sweet Potato fries, (or other )

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