Sweet, a tad spicy, rich, chunky and robust, these Paleo and Whole30 Sloppy Joes are out-of-this-world delicious + easy to make! The perfect weeknight meal!
I mentioned a few days ago that I’ve wanted to make these Paleo and Whole30 Sloppy Joes for a while now. All the recipes called for Paleo and Whole30 Ketchup, and Tessemae’s Ketchup is too expensive to use an entire bottle for one meal.
I finally took a minute to make my own Paleo and Whole30 Ketchup last week. I’m so glad I did! I will never go back to the store bought stuff. It’s sweet (naturally, with dates), spicy, thick and robust. It’s so easy to make and so much more cost-effective than buying it from the store. You can tailor it to suit your preferences too!
This is actually post one of two about these Paleo and Whole30 Sloppy Joes, and you’ll see why in just a minute. They are super-versatile. You can serve them over zucchini noodles, baked sweet potatoes, spaghetti squash or a bed of leafy greens. Heck, you can even eat them plain in a bowl!
But my favorite way to eat these Paleo and Whole30 Sloppy Joes are spooned into potato skins. That’s right! I took baked Russet potatoes, hollowed them out with my trusty ice cream scoop, brushed them with ghee and olive oil, sprinkled on a little salt and baked them until golden brown and crispy. They were ah-maze-ing! Don’t worry – that recipe is coming up in part two of this Sloppy Joe goodness, but here’s a little spoiler:
In this post, I’ll tell you how to make the filling. Make sure you have some Paleo and Whole30 Ketchup on hand. If you don’t want to make it, you can pick up some Tessemae’s on Amazon or at your local health food store.
The little spicy kick in these comes from my homemade Paleo and Whole30 Ketchup. If you want the same kick but are using store-bought ketchup, add half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper and you’ll be good to go.
- Warm the coconut oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat until melted.
- Add the onion and pepper, and cook until the pepper is softened and onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
- Add the ground beef and cook 5-7 minutes until browned.
- Add garlic powder and salt and cook 1 more minute.
- Stir in ketchup and coconut aminos, mixing well.
- Simmer for 20 minutes.
- Serve over zucchini noodles, baked sweet potatoes, spaghetti squash, a bed of leafy greens or just alone in a bowl.
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