Buffalo Sloppy Joes

Another reason why fall is my favorite season is because of football and all the delicious tailgating foods that come with it. One of my all-time favorite dips is buffalo chicken dip, sometimes jokingly referred to in the blogging world as “crack dip.” I love everything about the flavor combinations so when I saw this recipe, I knew I needed to make it immediately. This sandwich doesn’t have the same addictive qualities as the dip or even the same ingredients, but it has hints of the same flavors which is a winner in my book.

I feel like sloppy joes have a terrible reputation, but growing up on my mom’s sloppy joes using my Granny’s chili sauce has never made me hate them. My sister, Melissa, who loathes sloppy joes decided to see if she would like this version, let’s just say her opinion has now changed because of these. It is definitely a quick and easy meal to make during a busy week because it comes together in under thirty minutes. I also think it would be a great addition to any football party that you plan to have.

We ended up nixing the blue cheese as a topping and topped ours with some Ranch dressing instead. I have listed both of those as options below for serving. The heat in this sandwich is not overpowering, especially because I am a wimp when it comes to spice. You could reduce the amount of hot sauce if need be. I also love the fact that it is made with ground turkey. Have I convinced you to add these to your menu plans soon?

Buffalo Sloppy Joes


  • 2 pounds extra-lean ground turkey
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce (I used Frank’s)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 hamburger buns, split
  • 1 cup crumbled blue cheese (optional)
  • Ranch dressing (optional)


Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, coat with cooking spray. Cook the carrot, celery, garlic, onion, and ground turkey until the meat are no longer pink. Drain off any liquid excess. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Heat through over medium heat for about two minutes or until sauce is heated. Serve on toasted buns, top with blue cheese or Ranch dressing.

Source: Taste of Home

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