Photo by: Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams

Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes are an American classic. Our version uses ground turkey mixed with red and refried beans for added bulk. This saucy sandwich gets extra zip from chile sauce and a jalapeno pepper.

  • Yield: Serves 8


  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 8 ounces extra lean ground turkey breast
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1 10.5-oz can small red beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup fat-free refried beans
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 whole-wheat hamburger buns


1. In a bowl, mix chili sauce, ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and 1/4 cup water. In a nonstick skillet, warm oil over medium heat. Add turkey, onion and jalapeño; cook, stirring and breaking up meat, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Add garlic; sauté for 1 minute.

2. Sprinkle flour on top and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add ketchup mixture and tomatoes, reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 5 minutes, stirring. Add red and refried beans; cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Split and toast hamburger buns. Divide mixture among buns and serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 349
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 17g
  • Carbohydrate: 58g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Sodium: 1013mg

Go to Full Version of

Sloppy Joes Recipe