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Fast & Easy Sloppy Joes

Servings 6
Author Divas Can Cook


  • Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey or beef
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 2-4 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup Smokey barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons celery flakes
  • 1-2 teaspoons Lawry's garlic pepper seasoning blend


  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add in diced onions. (You may also add in some chopped green bell pepper; fresh minced garlic and a diced celery stick to enhance the yumminess.)
  • Stir in ground turkey.
  • Add liquid smoke while the meat is cooking.
  • When done, drain off the fat if needed.
  • Pour in tomato sauce, bbq sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and celery flakes.
  • Let simmer uncovered for sauce to thicken.
  • Stir in Lawry’s garlic pepper seasoning.
  • Place between two fresh, buttered and toasted potato buns.
  • Serve.


Optional- If you have the time, add in 1/2 diced green bell pepper, 1-2 minced cloves of garlic and 1 diced celery stick in with the meat and onions. I REALLY like it this way.
I don't care how good a sloppy joe mixture is, if it's served on crappy bread then it sucks!!! Use good bakery bread. Potato buns work well. Spread on a little butter and toast them lightly. Then spread on some mayo, mustard and ketchup. HEAVEN I tell ya!!!