Bacon Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


8 servings

Updated: Jan. 04, 2023
Turkey and bacon give the classic sloppy joe a tasty new spin in this cheeseburger sloppy joe recipe. —Janine Smith, Columbia, South Carolina
Bacon Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 large red onion, finely chopped
  • 12 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup chopped dill pickle
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 hamburger buns, split


  1. In a large skillet, cook and crumble turkey with onion over medium heat until turkey is no longer pink, 6-8 minutes. Stir in bacon, tomatoes, ketchup, pickle and mustard; heat through.
  2. Stir in cheese until melted. Spoon meat mixture onto bun bottoms. Replace tops.
Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes Tips

How can you make cheeseburger sloppy joes your own?

Make cheeseburger sloppy joes your own by topping the sandwiches off with a slice of cheddar or mozzarella cheese and extra pickles. You can also substitute the turkey with ground beef. Use your favorite types of hamburger buns—like whole wheat, gluten-free or pretzel. Look to other cheeseburger-inspired recipes for more ideas!

What can you serve with cheeseburger sloppy joes?

Enjoy cheeseburger sloppy joes with other barbecue-style classics like coleslaw, potato salad or buttery corn on the cob. The possibilities are endless!

Can you make cheeseburger sloppy joes in the slow cooker?

It's easy to make cheeseburger sloppy joes in the slow cooker as well! Simply follow step 1 of the recipe, stir in the cheese, then transfer the mixture to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours, or until the flavors are blended. Spoon onto buns and enjoy!

—Sammi DiVito, Taste of Home Assistant Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 431 calories, 20g fat (8g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 1022mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 31g protein.