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Herbed Turkey & Cranberry Sloppy Joes

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.


10 servings

These deliciously different joes pile on the flavor with herbs, spices, cranberries and more. Keep the meat mixture warm in a slow cooker and let guests assemble their own sandwiches.


  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2/3 cup jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 10 hamburger buns, split


  1. In a large skillet, cook and crumble turkey with onion, celery and garlic over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 6-8 minutes; drain.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, dried cranberries, chili sauce and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until flavors are blended, 6-8 minutes. Stir in cranberry sauce; heat through.
  3. Mix mayonnaise and mustard; spread on buns. Fill with turkey mixture.
To make ahead: Turkey filling can be made a day in advance. Cover and refrigerate. To serve, heat through.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 377 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 677mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 3g fiber), 23g protein.

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