Healthier Sloppy Joes

A comfort food classic, this Healthier Sloppy Joes recipe will definitely be a hit with the whole family. This cleaned up version is free from any added sugar, but still full of flavor and perfect to serve on a burger bun or homemade roll with your favorite toppings for an EASY weeknight meal you’ll be putting on repeat.

Different Toppings on paleo sloppy joesPaleo Sloppy Joes

I have this thing with sloppy joes. I’ve always just LOVED them. It’s like an old-school, childhood camp staple I just love!

This is some seriously delicious comfort food, and with a quick update on ingredients this can be made Paleo friendly! Serve them on top of my paleo rolls for a deliciously satisfying meal, or if you want over a baked potato or sweet potato or spaghetti squash.

Ingredients Needed

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  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Ground Beef
  • Arrowroot Powder
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Mustard
  • Vinegar
  • Onion Powder
  • Paprika
  • Chili Powder
  • Sea Salt

sloppy Joe filling in a pan

Make These Sloppy Joes Paleo

Obviously, Sloppy Joe’s are traditionally served on a roll or some type of bread, typically a hamburger bun. Luckily I have a homemade paleo bread or nut-free bread recipe that makes amazing rolls so you can still use that option if you’re following a Paleo or gluten-free diet. Check out that recipe here.

I love topping these with:

  • Jalapeños
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Roughly chopped lettuce
  • Sliced red onion
  • Chopped tomatoes

But these are truly delicious all on their own as well!

Paleo Sloppy Joes on a plate

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Sloppy Joe’s

comfort food classic, this Healthier Sloppy Joes recipe will definitely be a hit with the whole family. This cleaned up version is free from any added sugar, but still full of flavor and perfect to serve on a burger bun or homemade roll with your favorite toppings for an EASY weeknight meal you’ll be putting on repeat.

  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Ingredients

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Sloppy Joe’s:

  • 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

Toppings:

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

Instructions

  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. 

Nutrition

  • Calories: 276
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Sodium: 938mg
  • Fat: 15.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.4g
  • Fiber: 2.7g
  • Protein: 25.3g
  • Cholesterol: 75mg

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September 15, 2019

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