Sloppy Turkey and Chili Joes


Think of this loose meat sandwich as a spiced-up version of the classic Sloppy Joe.

Total Time:
25 mins
4 sandwiches


  • 16 - 20 ounce ground turkey breast

  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)

  • 1 medium fresh poblano pepper, seeded and chopped*

  • 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce

  • 2 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • Salt

  • Ground black pepper

  • 4 kaiser rolls, split and toasted

  • 4 slices Monterey Jack cheese

  • Basil leaves (optional)


  1. In a large nonstick skillet cook ground turkey, onion, and poblano pepper until turkey is no longer pink, stirring to break up turkey as it cooks. Stir in tomato sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, and garlic powder. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

  2. Place bun bottoms on serving plates; add cheese slices. Top each with turkey mixture. If desired, top with basil leaves. Add bun tops.

    Sloppy Turkey and Chili Joes
    Andy Lyons

*Handling Hot Peppers:

Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

470 Calories
10g Fat
53g Carbs
41g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 470
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 1119mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 41g
Vitamin C 74.8mg 374%
Calcium 282mg 22%
Iron 4.4mg 24%
Potassium 184mg 4%
Folate, total 73.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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