Easy Turkey Sloppy Joes


Serving Size:
1/6 recipe on 1 hamburger bun

    Diet Types:
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis


  • 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.

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. 

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

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

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

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