It’s back to school time and no matter what that looks like this year, we need some easy, family friendly meals to make weeknights easier. In comes these delicious Taco Turkey Sloppy Joes.
These aren’t just your standard sloppy joes my friends. We’re starting with ground turkey, spicing it up with taco seasoning and making a delicious tomato based sauce to make sure they are sloppy.
And if that’s not enough, they are piled high with all your favorite taco toppings. What’s not to love?!
I often use it in place of ground beef because it takes on flavor so well, is low in fat and is packed with vitamins.
The ground turkey in this recipe soaks up the tomato sauce and taco seasoning bringing ALL the flavor. It’s just so good.
And did you know that it’s been illegal to add steroids or hormones to turkey since the 1950s?! What’s not to love?
Ingredients for Taco Turkey Sloppy Joes
How to Make Taco Turkey Sloppy Joes
Heat a skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the olive oil then the onions. Saute them until softened, about 3 minutes. Then add the garlic and saute another minute.
Crumble in the ground turkey and cook until no longer pink. Stir in the tomato sauce, water and taco seasoning mix.
Bring the sloppy joe mixture to a light simmer and cook for 10 minutes, stirring every few minutes.
Serve on hamburger buns and top with your favorite taco toppings.
The Perfect Weeknight Dinner
These turkey sloppy joes have so many great perks. First, they only take 30 minutes from start to finish. I don’t know about you but that’s what I need for weeknight meals.
As you read above, these are so easy to make. Browning turkey, mixing in a few ingredients and simmering for 10 minutes is definitely a 5 star situation on the preparation scale.
Everyone can make their own sloppy joe and choose their favorite toppings. If you set them out like a taco bar, it makes for an especially fun family meal.
It’s also a great option to get your kids in the kitchen. I have a little helper that doesn’t leave my side in the kitchen and she loved assisting with these.
We always make sure to wash our hands and any surfaces we may have touched after handling the raw turkey.
More Turkey Dishes Perfect for Weeknights:
Make sure to check out the National Turkey Federation for more delicious, must try turkey recipes.
This post is written in partnership with the National Turkey Federation. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
Taco Turkey Sloppy Joes
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 8 oz. can tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 Tbsp. taco seasoning mix
- 4 hamburger buns
- shredded cheese
- sour cream
- shredded lettuce
- diced tomatoes
- sliced olives
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil. Saute onions for 2 to 3 minutes, until softened. Add garlic and saute another minute.
- Crumble turkey into the skillet and cook until no longer pink. Stir in tomato sauce, water and taco seasoning mix. Bring mixture to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
- Evenly divide the sloppy joe mixture among 4 hamburger buns. Top with your favorite taco toppings.