Whole30 Sloppy Joes

This easy recipe for Whole30 Sloppy Joes is a great Whole30 compliant meal that is great to meal prep for the week. Made with ground beef, peppers, onions and a sauce made with paleo ketchup. Serve these paleo sloppy  joes on top of a sweet potato, alongside spaghetti squash or make Whole30 sloppy joe bowls and pair it with cauliflower rice and roasted vegetables. 

sloppy joes in a bowl with vegetables

Sloppy joes were made famous in America in the early 20th century. It’s a meat mixture made with ground beef or pork that is cooked with peppers and onions  in a tomato sauce usually made from ketchup or Worcestershire and served on a hamburger bun. 

This version of healthy sloppy joes is Whole30 compliant and makes some healthy ingredient substitute swaps that you won’t even be able to taste the difference! 

🌶Ingredients For Sloppy Joes/

  • Ground Beef: I like using lean ground beef for my ground beef recipes, but feel free to use whatever type you like.
  • Chopped Bell Peppers, Onions and Garlic: These chopped veggies add flavor to the meat and sauce.
  • Whole30 or Paleo Ketchup: This ketchup gives the dish it’s sweet but tangy tomato sauce. You can find Whole30 Ketchup at most grocery stores or you can make your own
  • Crushed Tomatoes: Helps bring together all ingredients with tomato flavor. 
  • Tomato Paste: Adds the perfect thickness to this dish.
  • Coconut Aminos: This is an alternative to soy-sauce or Worcestershire sauce that adds a salty umami flavor to whatever dish you’re making. 
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: Just a tablespoon of ACV gives these sloppy joes a slightly sweet but tangy classic taste. 

📖How To Make Whole 30 Sloppy Joes

1️⃣ Heat up 2 tsp avocado oil or olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add in your chopped garlic, bell peppers and onions and sauté for 5 minutes or until they become soft. 

2️⃣ Add in your ground beef, break apart and sauté until beef is no longer pink. 

3️⃣ Add in coconut aminos, apple cider vinegar, ketchup, crushed tomatoes and tomato paste and stir to evenly combine.

4️⃣ Turn heat down to medium low and simmer for about 10 minutes or until everything is cooked through and thickened. Serve hot.

🍚How To Serve Sloppy Joes

Spoon on top of a potato or sweet potato.

Mix with spaghetti squash and 1 egg and bake for a Sloppy Joe Casserole.

Serve on top of a bed of zucchini noodles. 

Next to some Sous Vide Sweet Potatoes

Add some Air Fryer Mushrooms on top. 

Top them with Dill Pickle Coleslaw.

👩🏻‍🍳Chef’s Tips

Storing Leftovers: Leftover sloppy joes can be saved in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week making it a great meal prep recipe. 

Can You Freeze Sloppy Joes? Sloppy joes can be frozen in an airtight container or sealed ziploc freezer bag for up to 4 months. Fully defrost in the fridge before reheating. 

What’s The Difference Between Manwich and Sloppy Joes? Unlike making sloppy joes from scratch, Manwich is the shelf stable version that can be found in a can at the grocery store. 

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sloppy joes in a bowl with vegetables
Whole30 Sloppy Joes in a white bowl next to a fork

Whole30 Sloppy Joes

This easy recipe for Whole30 sloppy joes is a great Whole30 compliant meal that is great to meal prep for the week. Made with ground beef, peppers, onions and a sauce made with paleo ketchup. Serve these paleo sloppy  joes on top of a sweet potato, alongside spaghetti squash or make Whole30 sloppy joe bowls and pair it with cauliflower rice and roasted vegetables. 
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 -6 Servings
Calories: 245kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper diced
  • 1 medium Onion diced
  • 2 tsp Garlic minced
  • 1 14 oz can Crushed Tomatoes
  • ¼ cup Whole30 Ketchup
  • ¼ cup Tomato Paste
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Aminos
  • 2 tsp Avocado Oil

Instructions

  • Heat up 2 tsp avocado oil or olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add in your chopped garlic, bell peppers and onions and sauté for 5 minutes or until they become soft. 
  • Add in your ground beef, break apart and sauté until beef is no longer pink. 
  • Add in coconut aminos, apple cider vinegar, ketchup, crushed tomatoes and tomato paste and stir to evenly combine.
  • Turn heat down to medium low and simmer for about 10 minutes or until everything is cooked through and thickened.
  • Serve hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 376mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g

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8 Comments

  1. Sloppy joes is really new to me. But this recipe looks awesome and easy to make I am sharing it with my friend who loves meat.

  2. We love Sloppy Joes, we make it pretty often! This recipe sounds a lot yummier than what we used to make, we’ll be trying it soon!

  3. This sloppy joes recipe is so good, love how you have made it healthy and looks absolutely delicious. I am gonna make this soon for my family, thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. I want a sloppy joe now!😋 I love your healthy versions too. Sloppy Joe’s are the perfect weekday family meal. Kids love them. They are messy but like a taco so so fun and delicious!

  5. Delicious quick meal my whole family will love. Great idea to put over sweet potatoes. This is going to be dinner tomorrow!

  6. I’ve done whole30 a few times and love this recipe! Especially delicious and beautiful served up with those colorful veggies, thanks!

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