Sloppy Joes for Picky Kids!

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by WI Cheesehead

I combined several recipes and came up with this and all 3 of my kids loved it, LOL! I use ground turkey, but you can use whatever ground meat you like. You can even use a combo of ground meat and TVP, for even lower fat. I used 1 1/2 tsp. chili powder and it wasn't too hot for the kids. See Note.

Top Review by SweetsLady

Yummy sloppy joes! I didn't have any red pepper and added a tad more sugar and ketchup as we like things a little sweeter. I served it on whole wheat bread along with some melted cheese on top for a easy dinner. Thanks for posting! :D

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Start making the sauce by combining the ketchup, sugar, mustard, vinegar, Worc. sauce and chili powder in a small saucepot.
  2. Bring to a low boil and reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, cook ground turkey, garlic, red pepper and onion in a large saucepan until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  4. Add sauce to meat and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve on hamburger buns.
  6. NOTE: You could add chopped carrot and ground flax seed for added nutrition too, if your kids aren't too picky! The sauce tends to mask all the other vegetable flavors.

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