Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  290
  • Protein  24 g
  • Carbohydrates  28 g
  • Fat  9 g
  • Cholesterol  58 mg
  • Sodium  288 mg
  • Potassium  513 mg
  • Phosphorus  237 mg
  • Calcium  86 mg
  • Fiber  1.8 g

Easy Turkey Sloppy Joes

Enjoy a savory, family favorite that celebrates the Americana diner of yesteryear. DaVita renal dietitian, Tammy from Louisiana, shares a kidney-friendly recipe for Easy Turkey Sloppy Joes.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe from a former hemodialysis patient and submitted by DaVita renal dietitian, Tammy from Louisiana.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 1/6 recipe on 1 hamburger bun


  • 1/2 cup red onion
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey, 7% fat
  • 1 tablespoon Mrs. Dash® Chicken Grilling Blend seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup low-sodium tomato sauce
  • 6 hamburger buns


  1. Chop onion and bell pepper.
  2. Place in a large skillet with turkey and cook over medium high heat until turkey is cooked through.  Do not drain.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the Mrs. Dash® seasoning, sugar, Worcestershire sauce and tomato sauce.
  4. Add seasonings to the turkey mixture. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Divide into 6 portions and serve on hamburger buns.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 2 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium 

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Lean ground beef may be substituted for ground turkey. Drain the fat after browning the beef in preparation step one.
  • To save time, use frozen chopped onions and bell pepper.
  • For a lower-protein diet, reduce turkey to 1 pound or portion can be adjusted according to your diet plan. 

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Easy Turkey Sloppy Joes

suncin says:


It was so good! Better than the can brand.

Aug. 11, 2014, 7:01 PM - Inappropriate review?

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momacrum says:


I made this for my husband he really liked it We will be making this again

May. 15, 2014, 3:01 PM - Inappropriate review?

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enterlinesd04 says:


I made this for a party & put it in a slow cooker to keep it warm. The flavor intensified through the day.

Nov. 12, 2013, 4:59 PM - Inappropriate review?

Easy Turkey Sloppy Joes

ebagley says:


hamburger buns have too much white flour and bad oils in the processed food buns.this is not a good recipie. Dietitian comment: You could substitute a whole grain bun. The potassium and phosphorus content will be higher but you gain fiber and additional nutrients.

Nov. 10, 2013, 8:30 AM - Inappropriate review?

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GaryDe says:


Loved It! The only thing I would do differently next time is to use less brown sugar. The sauce was a little sweet for my taste. The leftovers the next day was a bit better than the night before. The sauce and meat had a chance to sit and the flavors became more intense. Great recipe Tammy from Louisiana from. Gary in Connecticut-Thank you

Nov. 03, 2013, 1:14 PM - Inappropriate review?

Easy Turkey Sloppy Joes

TLCurington says:


I improvised chopped tomatoes and low sodium 57 sauce instead of worchestire, brown sugar and tomato sauce. Served it in a pita pocket which made it easier to it and less bread.

Apr. 24, 2013, 5:01 PM - Inappropriate review?

Easy Turkey Sloppy Joes

mrspeel says:


The boyfriend and I thought these were pretty good. Next time I may double the sauce since they were a little dry for my taste. That would change the nutrition quite a bit so we'll see.

Jun. 10, 2012, 8:16 AM - Inappropriate review?

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hunnykins says:


i wasn't impressed. I won't make these again.

Jan. 04, 2012, 4:45 PM - Inappropriate review?

Easy Turkey Sloppy Joes



My family loved these sloppy joes. I put it on little buns with a piece of cheese. The cheese melts and they are YUMMY!!!

Mar. 24, 2009, 5:37 PM - Inappropriate review?

Easy Turkey Sloppy Joes

free says:


This was a very easy recipe and I felt it was better than usual canned sauces that that my husband is'nt supose to have. I feel better giving him this.

Oct. 20, 2008, 11:24 AM - Inappropriate review?

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