Let me introduce you to Sloppy Joe’s leaner, healthier & sassier sister, Sloppy Jane. This recipe is quick and easy to make and it tastes fantastic! This Sloppy Jane recipe is low on fat and high on flavor with loads of veggies and lean ground turkey. 

Quick and Easy Sloppy Jane Sandwich recipe.

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Weeknight meals can seem like a chore if you’re not prepared. It’s sometimes easier to go out to eat or heat up an entree from the freezer section of your supermarket, but those aren’t necessarily the healthiest options. I want to share with you a quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe that’s sure to please your family and your waistline. Enter Sloppy Janes.

Sloppy Jane - a quick and easy recipe.

To make this recipe leaner, healthier, and sassier than the original I substituted ground turkey for ground beef and added sliced mushrooms to “beef up” the volume of the dish without adding excess calories. I also added sassy ingredients like chili powder, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce to add delicious flavor.  My favorite part of this meal? It’s quick and easy to prepare; from skillet to table it takes about 25 minutes.

Sloppy Janes - Sloppy Joe's healthier and sassier sister!

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Cook’s Note – Sloppy Janes Recipe:

Sloppy Janes Sandwich Recipe - a quick & easy dinner!

Cook’s Tools – Sloppy Janes:

Fry pan with lid     wooden mixing spoons

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Sloppy Janes recipe for an easy and healthy weeknight meal!

Sloppy Janes recipe for an easy and healthy weeknight meal!
4.92 from 12 votes

Sloppy Jane Sandwich

Author Jillian - A Food, Folks and Fun Original!
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Sloppy Janes: Joe's sloppy sister that's leaner, healthier, and sassier!


  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 oz white mushrooms, sliced thin
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped fine
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • ½ cup tomato ketchup
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns


  • Over medium heat, heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the onion, mushrooms, and salt and cook, stirring occasionally until the onions are soft and the mushrooms have shrunk and released their moisture, about 8 minutes
  • Add the garlic and chili powder and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the ground turkey and break up the meat using a wooden spoon. Cook for about 4-5 minutes until the ground turkey is just about cooked through.
  • Stir in the pepper, brown sugar, tomato puree, ketchup, water, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. Simmer until the sauce thickens and it's no longer runny about 10 minutes. Serve immediately on hamburger buns.


Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.2g | Protein: 26.7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2.4g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 677mg | Potassium: 712mg | Fiber: 4.7g | Sugar: 13.5g | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 4.5mg

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If you love sloppy sandwiches, then try some of my other recipes:

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

20-Minute Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

Sausage and Peppers Sloppy Joes

Best-ever Sausage and Peppers Sloppy Joes

A collage of Sloppy Janes with text overlay for pinterest

I recently updated this Sloppy Janes recipe. It was first published on Food, Folks and Fun in October of 2013. Here’s one of the original photos:

Sloppy Jane on a plate with salad on the side

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  1. Mushrooms Canada says:

    Turning childhood favourites into a meal I can enjoy guilt-free as an adult! The whole family will love this recipe. Thanks for sharing!


    1. You’re so welcome. Enjoy!

  2. Pensacola Stan says:

    Made these for dinner tonight (5/21/18). My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed them. The only change I made was adding a tablespoon of chopped chipotles in adobo sauce, just to kick up the heat some and give it that wonderful smoky flavor. This recipe is going into the keeper file! Thank you for sharing.

    1. Stan! I am thrilled you and your wife enjoyed this recipe! Your addition of chipotles in adobo sauce sounds wonderful–I’ll have to try this modification when I make these for dinner next week! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I love that this is healthy and quick. I can’t wait to try your recipe. It looks delicious. I know my family is going to love it!

    1. I hope you all love it!

  4. Sloppy Janes are such a great idea! They sound so flavourful and fun. Oh, and healthier too!

    1. They really are. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  5. i love the name! also i have the same tea towel ha ha! these looks delicious and i love that they’re healthier!

    1. Haha, I love this tea towel!

  6. Loving the turkey and mushrooms here – such a fantastic recipe and they look so cute too!

  7. Sloppy joes aren’t really a thing here in the UK, but it does look like some good comfort food.

    1. It is, you should give them a try!

  8. I have been on the hunt for a healthier option for sloppy joes! These janes are delicious!

  9. Like the idea of a healthier version!

  10. The name of your recipe gave me a chuckle! They look so good, though, and just the ticket for eating healthy!

    1. It’s a fun title, right?! 🙂

  11. I love this healthy, yummy dish!

    1. I’m so glad you love it! Thanks for stopping by!

  12. We loved them – even the picky 10 year old!