Become a Better Cook in 4 Days!

Sloppy Tom Sandwich - A Family Feast

A Sloppy Tom Sandwich is Sloppy Joe’s delicious poultry cousin – a play on the name “Tom” given to a male turkey! As you can probably guess from the name of this saucy sandwich, we’ve swapped in ground turkey for the typical ground beef that makes up this classic family-friendly meal.

Sloppy Tom Sandwich - A Family Feast

Very lean ground turkey can sometimes be lacking in flavor – so we added lots of flavorful ingredients to this Sloppy Tom Sandwich blend including pancetta, onions, green bell pepper, carrots and onions. The sauce – with a mix of poultry seasoning, dry mustard, chili powder, tomatoes, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and balsamic vinegar – plus some cheddar cheese melted in at the end, also lends more fantastic flavors.

Once cooked, our Sloppy Tom Sandwich mixture can be kept warm in a slow cooker and served at your next game day party with some soft sandwich rolls. It’s a meal that kids and adults will both love!

clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Sloppy Tom Sandwich

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 ounces pancetta, diced fine
  • ½ cup onion, diced fine
  • ½ cup green bell pepper, diced fine
  • 1 medium carrot finely shredded, about 1/3 cup
  • ¼ cup celery, diced fine
  • 2 tablespoon garlic, finely minced
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Few grinds black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • I 14.5-ounce can petite diced tomatoes, drained
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Rolls for serving


  1. In a large sauté pan over medium heat place oil and pancetta and cook until crisp, about five minutes.
  2. Add onion, pepper, carrot, celery and garlic and sauté over medium for about ten minutes or until the vegetables are cooked through.
  3. Move the vegetables to the sides of the pan and place the ground turkey in the center along with the poultry seasoning, mustard, chili powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Cook over medium breaking the meat up with a wooden spoon until completely cooked through, about five minutes.
  4. Add tomato paste, diced tomatoes, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and balsamic vinegar. Cover, heat to bubbling then turn to low and cook for ten minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the cheddar cheese and serve immediately over your favorite sandwich rolls.

You may also like:

Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes - A Family Feast

Smoky Joe

Smoky Joe - A Family Feast


Coleslaw - A Family Feast

A Sloppy Tom Sandwich is Sloppy Joe's delicious poultry cousin! Perfect for game day parties!

  • Share
  • Pin
  • Tweet
  • Email
  • Meet The Author: Martha

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Recipe rating

    What type of comment do you have?

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  • Jean wrote:

    This was really good! My husband, who thinks ground meat should only come from cows, liked it too. This would be so good for a family gathering or a potluck dinner, because of your suggestion to put it in a crockpot to keep warm. I don’t believe I’ve ever made one of your recipes that wasn’t a keeper. Thanks for all the delicious meals you post!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thank you so much Jean – So glad you are enjoying the recipes!

  • Rach’s Recipes wrote:

    The pictures make this look delicious.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Rach!

  • Shelly wrote:

    When I got the email of this recipe yesterday I was wondering what a “Sloppy Tom” was. I ended up forget to click to find out. I absolutely love sloppy joes and this recipe looks like a keeper. I’m pinning so I don’t lose it! Thanks!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thank you Shelly – hope you love the recipe!

  • Becca from ItsYummi wrote:

    Sloppy Tom… Oh my gosh, Martha! I can’t even handle how cute that name is, and girl, that sandwich looks SO delicious!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Becca! 🙂

  • A Family Feast ® is a registered trademark of A Family Feast, Inc. All content, including recipes, text, visual elements, and photographs are copyright © A Family Feast, Inc. 2012-2020, unless otherwise stated. All rights reserved.