Slow Cooker Ground Turkey Sloppy Joes

These Slow Cooker Ground Turkey Sloppy Joes, make my life easy. They take minutes to throw together and are the perfect dish for a busy mom. The family loves them, and they are inexpensive and delicious. It's a win, win, win dish for us.

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Not even kidding. Little do these people know that we lead pretty boring lives.
I make PB and J sandwiches, I change dirty diapers, my sink is usually full of dishes and I buy my groceries AND clothes at Target (one-stop shopping).
I break up fights over toys and I blog until the wee hours of the morning after my kids have gone to sleep. It’s not really anything exciting.
We are just about the farthest thing from the Kardashian sisters. We have never once said that we are professional chefs- we are just trying to find the best and easiest recipes to keep our families fed.
And these sloppy joes are seriously one of our family’s favorites. I don’t think that it’s fancy enough to be on any cooking show, but I guarantee that your family will love it.
(Side note- we told both companies no thank you.)

could I use ground beef with this recipe?

You could most definitely use ground beef in this recipe. I prefer the ground turkey, because it tastes a little more clean, and isn’t as greasy.

This recipe is delicious with both, but I personally love this recipe with ground turkey.

If you choose to use ground beef, I recommend using a high lean percentage, with a low fat percentage. I also recommend rinsing and draining your ground beef when cooking it.

The less grease in the meat, the better the sauce will stick to it.

The recipe doesn’t need any cooking or temperature adjustments. They cook about the same. The ground beef may take less time to cook, so be sure to keep an eye on it.

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It goes perfect with these delicious Slow Cooker Ground Turkey Sloppy Joes. Watch how to make the BBQ Macaroni Salad, here:

looking for more ground turkey recipes? Here are a few of our favorite:

Honey Sriracha Ground Turkey Meatballs
Ground Turkey Greek Tacos with Tzatziki Sauce
Ground Turkey Sausage Ravioli Soup
Ground Turkey Spaghetti Sauce
Ground Turkey Lasagna Stuffed Peppers

Serves: 6-8

Slow Cooker Ground Turkey Sloppy Joes

10 minPrep Time

4 hrCook Time

4 hr, 10 Total Time

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  • 1 lb ground turkey (could also use ground beef)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 can (10.75 oz) tomato soup
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large skillet, add turkey, onion, celery, and green pepper until turkey is no longer pink. Drain the grease and add to slow cooker sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Add tomato soup, ketchup, mustard, and brown sugar to ingredients in slow cooker and stir together.
  3. Cook on low for 4 hours, keep warm until serving. Serve on hamburger buns.


Main Course
gluten free
dairy free
egg free
soy free
wheat free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free

Adapted from Taste of Home

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39 Responses to “Slow Cooker Ground Turkey Sloppy Joes”

    • Kathy Vose
      I love this recipe.. Actually I have cooked alot of different recipes from this site and they have all turned out good.. This recipe was fantastic.. Every child in my house loved it.. Which dont happen very often.. I made it with ground white turkey and organic tomato soup.. Tastes so much better than the canned stuff and you know exactly whats in it, using your own fresh ingredients.. <3 this delicious!
  1. Even if you don't go to the party, it is always nice to be asked, right? Congratulations on receiving the invitations; that's gotta feel great :D

    My mom used to make a recipe almost exactly like this with the addition of a can of pork 'n beans, of all things. We called them bean burgers which doesn't sound all that appetizing, but believe me, they taste so delish!

    You guys are terrif!
  2. I would love to see someone like you guys on tv. Someone with a normal life like mine and who cooks stuff I would eat. I hate watching some of them because they cook fancy stuff that I would never buy or cook. Im a very picky eater and I love the reciepes you guys put up because it's stuff my family and I would eat. I love your website and i would love to see you guys on tv. i would tape every episode.
  3. Congrats on your tv offer! I would much rather see you guys on television than the Kardashians any day.
    I love sloppy joes because they remind me so much of my childhood. My mom use to make the sauce from scratch but since my child hates them, I got away from making them. I can't wait to try your recipe. I love your blog, it's one of my favorites!
    • May need to add just a little more liquid to have it cook that long so it doesn't burn. You could also make it and put it in the fridge. Then just reheat it when ready to eat. We have reheated it in the microwave. Hope this helps.
  4. Kristi
    Wow, this was delicious!! My husband gobbled down two helpings and gave the recipe two thumbs up! We are on a low sodium diet so i substituted low sodium tomato sauce for the ketchup and some of the tomato soup and it was still really yumy! Will definitely make this again and will share with friends!
  5. Carmel J.
    I've made this several times and my family loves it! I've used beef as well as turkey and even simmered everything together on the stove rather than putting it in the crockpot. I'm thrilled as I've avoided commercial sloppy joe sauce because of the corn syrup for so long that my kids hadn't really ever HAD sloppy joes before this recipe! The fact that it includes a bunch of vegetables is the icing on the cake. So I am very grateful for this recipe already. That's not why I'm commenting. Today I go to make this and look in the pantry- where there's no tomato soup! The meat was already browning, so when I saw the jars of Indian simmer sauce I keep around I went for it. The Tikka Masala sauce is mild and even tomato based. I considered the ketchup but decided on that half bottle of chili sauce in the fridge. So in the end what I added to the meat (turkey today) and vegetables was one 11.8 oz jar of Tikka Masala simmer sauce and 1/2 cup of chili sauce with a sprinkling (maybe a teaspoon) of light brown sugar to bring out some sweetness. Between there being more sauce than the tomato soup called for and my package of ground turkey being slightly more than a pound I think I won't miss the mustard. I think this is going to be good- Indian Sloppy Joes! :)
    • Carmel J.
      And now for the final judgement- Two Thumbs Up! After the time in the cooker it didn't actually end up tasting all that different than the original recipe. Less sweet and with a little zest but no real heat (and I'm not a person who can do heat!). In fact, it was so balanced you almost couldn't describe a direction for the taste to take. I'm glad I used the chili sauce over ketchup or it might have ended up bland!
  6. I wish I would have seen the comment about "drain off the liqued before adding to crock pot" I thought I should but when I didn't see it in the instructions I went ahead and left it. Now it looks like it will be too runny in 4 hours :( if possible could you add that step into the instructions in the original recipe above so others might not make the same mistake? Hopfully it will work out anyway since I trippled the recipe and have a ton. Thanks!
  7. noelle
    Hi. I have been loving recipes from your cookbook - i have a question about the mustard in this recipe - what kind of mustard? dry mustard? yellow mustard? dijon mustard? The rest of the ingredients are in the crockpot waiting, so any one's reply would be very appreciated. thanks much.

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