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Turkey Sloppy Joes with Hoisin and Cilantro

Scott Phillips

Servings: 4

Hoisin sauce, a thick sweet-and-spicy Chinese condiment, gives ground turkey a deep and savory flavor in this new twist on a classic American sandwich.


  • 1 Tbs. canola oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium clove garlic, mashed to a paste with 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 3/4 tsp. finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 8-oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 3/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 Tbs. fresh lime juice; more to taste
  • 4 split egg twist rolls or sesame seed hamburger buns, toasted if desired

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 380
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 130
  • Fat (g): 14
  • Saturated Fat (g): 3
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 4.5
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 6
  • Cholesterol (mg): 75
  • Sodium (mg): 900
  • Carbohydrates (g): 35
  • Fiber (g): 3
  • Protein (g): 28


  • Heat the oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently with a wooden spatula, until softened, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium, add the garlic, ginger, and cayenne and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the turkey and cook, stirring constantly and breaking it up into small pieces, until it no longer looks raw, about 4 minutes.
  • Stir in the tomato sauce and hoisin sauce, increase the heat to medium high, and cook, stirring often, until thickened, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the cilantro and lime juice, adding more lime juice to taste. Serve in the buns.


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Reviews (14 reviews)

  • IslandAngel | 01/18/2021

    Loved loved loved this recipe

  • Krispie | 03/03/2020

    This so good but not great. If you are looking for something a little different than a sloppy joe, it’s tasty and a nice change of pace. That being said, this would never replace my normal 1970 sloppy joe recipe.

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