Skinny Barbecue Sloppy Joes, A New Twist On A Old Favorite Recipe

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A Sloppy Joe is a popular hearty American dish with a variety of ways to make it. The most typical being ground beef, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, mustard and various, spices. Wait until you get a mouthful of this Skinny Sloppy Joe! It’s primarily made with ground turkey, onions, barbecue sauce and tomato sauce. The skinny for one serving is 315 calories, 6 grams of fat and 7 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. This dinner is so versatile, it’s great any night of the week or for football season and would be so easy to serve on Halloween. It was so popular at my restaurant, Nancy’s Healthy Kitchen. Both kids and grown-ups adore this sandwich. It’s simply spectacular. Once you make it with barbecue sauce, you’ll never want to make it the original way again…

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Servings: 8 servings


Cost per serving $0.69 view details
  • 1 package (1- pound) ground turkey
  • 3 cups chopped onions
  • 1 (18 oz) bottle of barbecue sauce (I like Sweet Baby Ray’s or Bull’s-eye original)
  • 1 cup tomato sauce (from a jar or can)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 hamburger buns, warmed or toasted, I like Trader Joe’s honey whole wheat buns


  1. 1. In a large pan or skillet, cook the ground turkey over medium-high heat, stirring often to break up the lumps until turkey is browned.
  2. 2. Drain cooked turkey into a colander and blot with paper towels. Return drained turkey to pan.
  3. 3. Place onions in a microwave safe bowl and cook in the microwave for 4 to 5 minutes until soft.
  4. 4. Add the cooked onions to the turkey. Stir in the barbecue sauce, tomato sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 25 minutes. Stir a few times while simmering.
  5. 6. Spoon the turkey mixture onto each bun. If you have any leftovers, this mixture freezes great.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 202g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 258  
Calories from Fat 19 7%
Total Fat 2.17g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 2%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1197mg 50%
Potassium 401mg 11%
Total Carbs 54.27g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2.7g 9%
Sugars 25.03g 17%
Protein 5.08g 8%



  • Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
    October 25, 2011

    Weight Watchers (old points) 6
    Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 7

    SKINNY FACTS: for one sandwich

    315 calories, 6g fat, 10g protein, 47g carbs, 6g fiber, 1160mg sodium, 17g sugar

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