Healthy Turkey Sloppy Joe Sliders

A lightened-up sloppy Joe that swaps out beef for turkey.

Healthy Turkey Sloppy Joe Sliders
William and Susan Brinson

The ground beef in your typical slider contains more fat than a small Banana Split Blizzard from Dairy Queen. So to lighten things up—without losing flavor—sub out the ground beef for lean ground turkey. This’ll cut about half the calories, a quarter of the fat, and dish you even more protein.

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Prep time

10 min.

Cook time

10 min.

  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • Your favorite low-sodium ready-made sloppy joe mix
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 1 can kidney beans (optional)
  • Your favorite grilling spices, to taste
  • 3 mini whole-grain buns

Heat oil in a small skillet over medium heat.

Add in tomato, beans, and saute for 5 minutes; season with spices to taste.

Continue to toss and cook for 5 additional minutes until turkey is completely cooked. Serve on buns.