1. In a blender, blend blueberries and broth until smooth.
  2. In a large skillet set over medium-high heat, heat oil. Cook turkey and salt, stirring occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes or until starting to brown.
  3. Stir in carrot, celery, onion, garlic and chili powder. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are starting to soften. Stir in tomato paste; cook for 1 minute.
  4. Stir in blueberry mixture, maple syrup and mustard; stirring, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook at a simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 12 minutes or until sauce is thick, veggies are tender and most of the liquid has evaporated.
  5. Sandwich sloppy joe mixture in slider buns with 2 cheese slices.

Recipe Tip

  • Optional: serve with veggie sticks on the side

About This Recipe

Sloppy Joe Blueberry Sliders add a boost of blue to this yummy, kid-friendly classic. The flavorful filling is so simple to make, with quick prep and just one pan for sautéing and simmering. Make it ahead for an easy lunch or dinner – so handy, especially for back-to-school season! Serve in slider buns for kid-friendly portions (or a snack) and pair with veggie sticks for an extra touch of nutritious crunch.


  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 3⁄4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-pound extra-lean ground turkey
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1⁄4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
  • 12 slider buns, split and toasted
  • 6 slices cheddar cheese, quartered
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