Spicy Turkey Joes

Updated: Jun 4, 2019


Summer is here my friends and that means eating lots of meals on buns! This is a great twist on sloppy Joes if you like it spicy. My husband and I love anything with a good kick to it and this certainly delivers some heat. I'm not a huge fan of green peppers so I usually replace them with red peppers for a more subtle flavor. Red peppers are also the most nutritious color of the bunch so that's a plus! You can also substitute the spicy ketchup with regular ketchup if you prefer it mild.



1 TB olive oil

1 pound ground turkey

1 TB butter

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 small yellow onion (chopped)

1 small red pepper (chopped)

1 TB tomato paste

1 TB Worcestershire sauce

2/3 cup spicy ketchup - we use 78 Red brand (or regular if you don't like spicy)

1/4 cup regular ketchup

1/4 cup water

dash of salt and pepper

hamburger buns


1. In a medium saucepan add olive oil and turkey. Cook until it starts to brown, breaking it up into smaller pieces as you stir.

2. In a separate saucepan melt butter. Add garlic, onion, and red pepper and saute on medium heat for about 5 minutes until tender.

3. Add cooked turkey to vegetable mixture. Stir in the remainder of the ingredients and simmer 10 - 15 minutes until it starts to thicken. Spoon mixture onto hamburger buns.



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