Crock pot turkey sloppy joes are an easy dinner that can be prepared ahead of time and are always a family favorite. The slow cooker does wonders to the flavorful ground turkey sloppy joe filling that’s also hiding some veggies.
I have another delicious and easy dinner recipe today. I have been on a roll lately with my dinner recipes and ideas actually working out. Well, except for the other day when I put all my soup ingredients (including raw chicken) into the slow cooker and then I forgot to actually turn on the slow cooker….. ugh! That was a bad one but besides that, I’ve been on a roll 🙂
I’ve always been a fan of sloppy joes for some reason. Which is funny because I’m not big on meat and I can’t stand ketchup so it’s weird that I like sloppy joes so much. These slow cooker/crock pot sloppy joes are my favorite. I love that they use ground turkey and I love how the crock pot works it’s magic on the meat. It turns out so tender and full of flavor.
It may seem odd to cook sloppy joes in the crock pot when you could simply let it simmer on the stove top. But I love doing them in the crock pot because I can get dinner prepared earlier in the afternoon, before all the after school craziness happens, and then when it’s dinnertime I already have it ready and I am not trying to cook dinner amongst said craziness.
The sloppy joe meat does really well on the warm setting too. It only cooks for 4 hours in the crock pot so when it’s done, put it on the warm setting if you’re not ready to eat yet.
I always toast the buns before dinner. Open the buns and spread each half with butter or spray with cooking spray. I usually spray with cooking spray because it’s easier and I love how crispy it gets the bun.
Stick them in the oven under the broil function and let them sit in there under the broil for about 1-2 minutes. If you really want to get crazy then add a slice of cheese….. oh yum! That is amazing.
Do you eat potato chips with your sloppy joes? If you’ve never tried putting some crispy potato chips (plain, NOT flavored!) inside your sloppy joes, then you are missing out.
Try it and let me know what you think. The crispy and salty potato chips are a nice texture contrast to the soft and tender sloppy joe meat and bun.
Crock Pot Turkey Sloppy Joes
- 1.25 lbs ground turkey
- 1 yellow onion finely diced
- 1 green pepper finely diced
- 1/3 cup celery sliced thin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed tomato soup
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 8 hamburger buns
In a skillet pan, over medium high heat, cook ground turkey, onion, green pepper, celery, and salt until meat is no longer pink. Break up into crumbles as you cook it. Drain. Add into the crock pot insert.
Add the reamining ingredients (not the hamburger buns!) and stir together until combined. It may seem like there is not enough liquid but trust me, it's good. Don't add any additional liquid.
Cook on low heat for 4 hours. After the cook time is over it can be on the 'warm' setting for a few hours if needed.
Scoop out sloppy joe mixture with a slotted spoon. Serve on hamburger buns.
If wanted, spread the hamburger buns with butter OR cooking spray and place under a high broil in the oven for about 1 minute. Can also add a slice of cheese if wanted.
If wanted you can toast the hamburger buns for and even better sloppy joe. Separate buns and spread each with some butter OR spray them with a little bit of cooking spray. Place in the oven under a high broil and let them cook for 1-2 minutes. They will burn quickly so watch very carefully.
You can also add a slice of cheese to these sloppy joes.
The sloppy joe mixture will keep on the 'warm' setting of the slow cooker for several hours, if needed. After the 4 hour cook time.
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