Turkey and Cheese Sloppy Joe Tortillas

Preparation 15 min
Total 40 min
4 Servings

Reinvent an everyday lunch or dinner favourite with this Turkey and Cheese Sloppy Joe Tortillas recipe. In this version, Dempster’s® Ancient Grains 10'' Tortillas replace the traditional bun while ground turkey and hearty veggies provide a welcome update to the filling. Conveniently rolled-up for easy eating, these sloppy Joes are a lot less sloppy than the originals. Serves four.

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  • 4 Dempster’s® Ancient Grains 10" Tortillas
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
  • 1 lb (500 g) ground turkey
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) Finely chopped onion
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup (250 mL) tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) grated carrot
  • 8 slices provolone cheese


  1. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook ground turkey, chili powder, salt and pepper for 5 to 8 minutes or until browned.
  2. Stir in onion, red pepper, zucchini and garlic; cook, stirring, for 4 to 5 minutes or until vegetables soften. Stir in tomato sauce, barbecue sauce and carrot; bring to simmer. Reduce heat to low; cook for 12 to 15 minutes or until thickened and veggies are tender.
  3. Arrange tortillas on clean work surface. Place provolone cheese in centre of each tortilla; top evenly with turkey mixture. Fold up bottom of tortilla over filling, then fold in sides and roll up tightly.

Tips: Substitute extra-lean ground beef for the turkey, if desired.
1 medium zucchini: ¾ cup
Sloppy Joe Mixture Yield: 3 cups, ¾ cup per serving
Each cheese slice=0.6 oz