Turkey sloppy joes great World Series meal

While sloppy joes are typically made with ground beef, I like to substitute turkey as a more healthful choice. The hot and messy sandwich is a great, at-home-option for dinner during the World Series.

I’ve never ordered a sloppy joe at the stadium, but the sandwich seems to be in the same category of food as hot dogs and hamburgers. Sloppy joes are easy to fix (no outdoor grilling) and more seasonal since it is the end of October. It’s also a comfort food that doesn’t require utensils to enjoy.

Jonathan’s grandmother gave me a recipe for sloppy joes before we were married, and I modified it to cut back a bit on the sodium. If you are a purist, then you can make this recipe with ground beef. I prefer using turkey. It has a great taste and isn’t greasy.

This recipe will serve four, but it can be easily doubled. Keeping with the ballgame-vibe, these sloppy joes are great on pretzel buns.

Turkey sloppy joes

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Yields: 4


  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dill pickle relish
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar


  1. Heat skillet over medium heat and lightly coat with oil.
  2. Add onion to skillet and cook until lightly brown.
  3. Add turkey and the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Reduce heat to medium low. Stir frequently, using a spatula to break up the meat.
  5. Once the turkey is fully cooked, serve sloppy joes on buns.

Carrie is the author of the Wise Taste food blog.

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