This super tasty and healthy recipe for Crock-Pot Turkey Sloppy Joes is easy to make using ground turkey meat and a homemade tomato based sauce that is not too sweet. We love this Weight Watchers friendly recipe and your entire family will too!
Slow Cooker Turkey Sloppy Joes
This recipe for Crock-Pot Turkey Sloppy Joes, is included in our new 10 Crock-Pot Easy Freezer Meals. If you are coming to this page first and are interested in doing freezer meals, start here. This recipe does NOT have to be frozen first, if you are wanting to do this recipe by itself, then stay on this page and we will go from here.
So this recipe came inspired by the fact that I had a store local, that had ground turkey at a great price and so instead of doing a ton of hamburger recipes, I decided to branch out and do some ground turkey (or chicken) recipes as well. I ended up doing this one twice, because I lost the pictures the first time, so I had to redo it (bummer!) to grab some pictures.
Fresh or Frozen Ground Turkey? Which Is Best?
The trick with this, is because ground turkey and ground chicken can get dry, I would purchase only fresh, not frozen, if you are going to do the 10 freezer meals thus you’re not freezing the meat multiple times. You will need to cook the ground turkey before hand in the freezer method.
However if you are just going to do this meal on it’s own, you can purchase fresh or frozen, and you can cook the ground turkey either on the stove top, or in the crock. When you cook it for this recipe in the crock-pot it is in additional to the regular cooking and will not have the other ingredients in it first. Cook, stir, get it very crumbly and drain and then add the rest of the ingredients and basically warm up. I do 2 pounds, but you can frankly do a much larger batch if you want to freeze some for later.
Sloppy Joe meat is one of my favorite to cook ahead of time and freeze for a rainy day or when I just don’t have time to cook.
- 4 Quart Slow Cooker (or larger)
- Large Frying Pan
- Wooden Spoon
- Cutting Board
- Can Opener
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
This recipe for Crock-Pot Turkey Sloppy Joes is Weight Watchers Friendly on the new Personal Points plan. You can see the WW personal points for this recipe here on the Weight Watchers website. Click here for MORE of our Weight Watchers Recipes
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- Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Joes
- Crock-Pot Taco Junk
- Slow Cooker Turkey Spinach Meatloaf with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Crock-Pot Turkey Sloppy Joes Recipe
- 2 Pounds Extra Lean Ground Turkey (May Also Use Ground Chicken)
- 1 Medium Yellow Onion (Finely Diced)
- 1 Cup Celery (Finely Diced)
- 4.5 Ounces Canned Diced Green Chiles
- 1 Cup Ketchup
- 10.75 Ounces Canned Condensed Tomato Soup
- ¼ Cup Prepared Mustard
- 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
- ½ Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- In a large skillet on the stove top, cook and crumble the ground turkey until no longer pink inside and most of the moisture from the meat has evaporated.
- Add the cooked turkey to a 4 quart or larger slow cooker along with the remaining ingredients. Stir to combine.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 4 hours.
- Serve sloppy joe meat on your favorite hamburger buns or rolls.
- Cook ground turkey in a large skillet until cooked and crumbled.
- Place cooked turkey and the remaining ingredients into a 1 gallon size zippered freezer bag OR FoodSaver bag.
- Place bag on flat surface and seal bag closed while pressing out as much excess air as possible OR use your FoodSaver sealing system to vacuum seal the bag closed.
- Label bag with date prepared, name of recipe, ingredients and cooking instructions.
- Lay bag flat in freezer and allow to freeze for several hours. At that point you can stand the bags upright in your freezer if desired.
- Remove freezer meal bag from freezer and place either in refrigerator overnight OR in a clean kitchen sink filled with cool water for several hours just until the freezer meal is partially thawed enough to dump the contents of the bag into the slow cooker.
- Cook according to the recipe directions adding 1 additional hour cooking time (in this case 4 hours on LOW from the partially thawed state ).