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Whole30 & Paleo Sloppy Joes

Whole30 and Paleo Sloppy Joes are a healthier twist on a traditional homestyle classic. Made without sugar and without ketchup this recipe is kid friendly and makes great leftovers!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy sloppy joe, paleo sloppy joe, whole30 sloppy joe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 8


Sauce Ingredients

  • 2 cans chopped or diced tomatoes (equivalent to 796mL)
  • 1/4 cup tomatoe paste
  • 6 dates (sub 2-3 TBSP honey if not on the Whole30 diet or if on the SIBO diet)
  • 2 TBSP coconut vinegar (sub apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed (sub 1 tbsp garlic infused olive oil)
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika (sub for paprika if you don't have smoked paprika)
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Beef and Vegetable Ingredients


Sauce Instructions

  1. Add all the sauce ingredients to your Vitamix blender and let soak for ~20 minutes

  2. Blend the ingredients well until smooth

Beef and Vegetable Instructions

  1. Place a large pan on the stove on medium heat

  2. Add the coconut oil and allow it to melt

  3. Add the green onion and chopped peppers to the pan and sauté for a couple minutes

  4. Add the ground beef and cook until no longer pink

  5. Add the sauce and mix well to combine all the ingredients

  6. Turn down the heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes (until it reaches the thickness you like)

Recipe Notes

  1. If you don't have coconut vinegar you can use apple cider vinegar instead
  2. Instead of green onion you could sub a medium white onion
  3. Feel free to use different coloured peppers 
  4. You could make the sauce with honey instead of dates (note that honey wouldn't be Whole30 compliant) 
  5. To make a potato bun or sweet potato bun simply bake a potato, slice it in half and pour the sloppy Joe mix on top