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TBC's Sloppy Birds (Turkey Sloppy Joes)

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Serves 4 | Prep Time 10 | Cook Time 20

Why I Love This Recipe

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!

Ingredients You'll Need

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 )

Questions, Comments & Reviews

I like burger's, it's look no healthy, but probably is really testy.

I love trying new ways to use ground turkey! I have always loved sloppy joes as a kid. This is just a healthier version with a little bit of a kick. Really pairs well with sweet potato french fries! So Yummy! Used left overs as a topping on some chicken/turkey hot dogs!

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