Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams
Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
20 Mins
Total Time
40 Mins
Serves 8

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.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 3

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

Ratings & Reviews

westernbabe's Review

February 13, 2012
I really liked this recipe. I didn't have any chili sauce, so I used 1/2 c. tomato sauce, 11-/2 t. vinegar, dash of cloves, 1 T brown sugar, 1/8 t. garlic powder & 1/2 t. chili powder. I will definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing.

brittleigh's Review

January 10, 2012
Just cooked this tonight, and my 3yr. old LOVED IT, as did my husband and I. Dang good recipe!