Sloppy Joes

Lexi's Clean Kitchen

I have this thing with sloppy joes. I’ve always just LOVED them. It’s a unique take on flavor, plus it’s messy. When the bread gets soggy from the sauce… perfection!

Paleo Sloppy Joes | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This is some seriously delicious comfort food, and a family favorite! Serve them on top of my paleo rolls for a deliciously satisfying meal.

Paleo Sloppy Joes | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

I love how easily these come together! Just twenty minutes, one-pan and BOOM. Comfort food perfection.

Paleo Sloppy Joes | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

I love topping these with jalapeños, roughly chopped lettuce, sliced red onion and tomatoes but these are delicious all on their own as well!

Paleo Sloppy Joes | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with Muir Glen Organic Tomatoes. I was compensated for the time spent developing this recipe. All opinions expressed on Lexi’s Clean Kitchen are always my own. My sponsors help make this blog possible!

What is your favorite comfort food?

Sloppy Joe's

Preparation 5 min 2017-08-20T00:05:00+00:00 Cook Time 15 min 2017-08-20T00:15:00+00:00 Serves 4     adjust servings


Sloppy Joe

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 lb. grass-fed beef
  • 1 15 oz can organic tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons yellow or dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika


  • 1 jalapeño, sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1/4 cup lettuce, roughly chopped


  1. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and sauté for one minute.
  2. Add in ground beef and let cook until brown and no pink remains.
  3. Add in tomato sauce, white vinegar, yellow or dijon mustard, and spices. Mix well to combine.
  4. Add in arrowroot and mix well.
  5. Reduce heat and let simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until thick.
  6. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
  7. Serve on paleo rolls. 

The Ultimate Paleo Sandwich Rolls [VIDEO]

This recipe is one of my most popular paleo recipes for good reason! They are the ultimate paleo sandwich rolls that everyone will love. They are guten-free, grain-free, fluffy, sliceable, and TOTALLY BREAD-LIKE. The best texture! Plus, they are simple to prepare!

Paleo Sandwich Rolls

I’ve been thinking about bringing paleo-friendly bread and rolls to LCK for some time now. But I knew before I did that I needed to make sure they fit specific criteria. They need the right flavor and fluffy, soft, air-y, bread-like texture. You see, I’ve never bothered buying gluten-free breads in the store. I never thought it was worth it because I always felt they were dense, not the right flavor, etc.

The Ultimate Paleo Sandwich Rolls

My ‘Everything Bagel’ Cauliflower Rolls are a huge hit around the web. But let’s be real, just like cauliflower pizza crusts, they are still cauliflower. They can’t really taste like pizza (or bread). So I bring you: The Ultimate Paleo Sandwich Rolls. Trust me. 

The Ultimate Paleo Sandwich Rolls

Can you see that texture? Easy, breezy sandwich rolls. Trust me!

The Ultimate Paleo Sandwich Rolls

Paleo Sandwich Bread

Preparation 7 min 2017-08-20T00:07:00+00:00 Cook Time 15 min 2017-08-20T00:15:00+00:00 Serves 4     adjust servings


  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Dash of Himalayan sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a bowl combine almond flour, tapioca, baking powder, and dash of sea salt.
  • Add in eggs and apple sauce and mix to combine.
  • Place round molds or large mason jar lids on a baking sheet and grease well.
  • Pour batter into molds until almost at the top, a little less.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean*
  • Let cool slightly, slice in half, and serve.
  • Store in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

  1. *Baking time might vary slightly based on how thin or thick you make your rolls
  2. I use round molds or mason jar lids, and it yields 4 fluffy sandwich rolls. See the comments for how readers have adapted!
  3. Updated 2/2017. I used to add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil or palm shortening but don't find it necessary for the texture so it has been removed.
  4. For 1 roll:
    Calories: 167
    Total Carbohydrate 17.3g
    Sugars 2g
    Protein 5.9g