Turkey Sloppy Joes

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Turkey Sloppy Joes

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Diet: Low Calorie, Dairy Free
Keyword: comfort foods, kid friendly
Main Protein: Turkey
Cooking Method: Instant Pot
Servings: 6
Calories: 273kcal


  • 2 lb. ground turkey browned
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic minced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 medium (quart) freezer bag

For day of cooking:

  • 1/4 cup water


Assembly Instructions:

  • Using the olive oil, brown the ground turkey in a skillet or in the Instant Pot.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the tomato sauce, ketchup, chili sauce, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, and Dijon mustard. Pour it into a medium-sized resealable freezer bag and seal. Be sure to take out as much of the air as you can.
  • In another medium freezer bag, put the browned ground turkey, garlic, and onion. Seal the bag and staple it to the bag with the sauce, then freeze.

Instant Pot Cooking Instructions:

  • Thaw. Set your Instant Pot to the sauté function. Add the bag with the ground turkey, onion, and garlic. Cook until the garlic and onion are fragrant and translucent.
  • Add the water and the contents of the bag of sauce.
  • Close and lock the lid on the Instant Pot and make sure the vent is closed. Set the Instant Pot to 8 minutes. Once the 8 minutes is up, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. Open the vent and release the remaining pressure.
  • Serve on a sliced bun with your favorite sides and enjoy!


Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 882mg | Potassium: 764mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 426IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg