Cooking at Home - Sloppy Garden Joes

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Published Wednesday, February 10, 2021


PICT RECIPE Garden Sloppy Joes - USDA
Garden Sloppy Joes. Courtesy USDA

Makes:12 servings

Full of fresh veggie flavor, these sloppy garden joes will be a fast favorite in your home. Serve on a whole wheat bun with a side salad for a complete meal. 


  • 1 yellow onion (chopped)
  • 1 carrot (chopped or shredded)
  • 1 green pepper (chopped)
  • 1 pound ground turkey (or chicken)
  • 1 can tomato sauce (8 ounces, unsalted)
  • 1 can whole tomatoes (14.5 ounces, crushed)
  • 4 cans mushrooms (2 ounces each, drained)
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 6 whole wheat buns (split in half to make 12)


  1. Saute onions, carrots, green pepper and ground turkey or chicken in a pan over medium-heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Add tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, mushrooms, barbecue sauce, and seasonings and bring to boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Uncover and cook for an additional 3 minutes or until thick.
  5. Serve open-faced on toasted or plain whole-wheat buns.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


You can also use 8 ounce of fresh mushrooms instead of canned. 

Source: Garden Sloppy Joes, Food Hero, Oregon State University Cooperative Extension Service.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 sandwich (149g)



Total Calories


Total Fat

6 g

Saturated Fat

1 g


28 mg


317 mg


19 g

Dietary Fiber

4 g

Total Sugars

7 g

Added Sugars included

4 g


10 g

Vitamin D

0 mcg


61 mg


2 mg


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