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Paleo and Whole30 Sloppy Joes

Paleo & Whole30 Sloppy Joes

  • Author: Kristi Barnes
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These Paleo and Whole30 Sloppy Joes are EASY, yummy, healthy, comforting and kid-approved! Serve them in lettuce wraps or grain-free tortillas, over zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash, spooned into baked sweet potatoes, on top of a bed of leafy greens or just alone in a bowl. And don’t forget these Sloppy Joe Potato Skins!


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Warm the coconut oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until melted.
  2. Add the onion and pepper, and saute until the onion is translucent and pepper is softened, about 7-10 minutes. Remove from pot and set aside.
  3. Add the ground beef and cook until browned, about 5-7 minutes. (See notes below for tips on browning ground beef.) Drain all grease but 1 tbsp.
  4. Add onion and pepper back to pot with the ground beef.
  5. Add garlic, smoked paprika, sea salt, thyme and ground cloves, and stir 1 minute until fragrant.
  6. Deglaze with a little of the beef broth if necessary.
  7. Stir in beef broth, ketchup, coconut aminos and apple cider vinegar, mixing well.
  8. Simmer for 30 to 45 minutes, or until thickened. Add sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste throughout the simmering process.
  9. Serve in lettuce wraps or grain-free tortillas, over zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash, spooned into baked sweet potatoes, on top of a bed of leafy greens or just alone in a bowl. And don’t forget these Sloppy Joe Potato Skins!

Notes

Recipe updated 3/5/20. The original recipe is at the bottom of the page.

For a sweeter Sloppy Joe, add 1/2 c. apple cider, and adjust cook time accordingly.

Serve this Sloppy Joe mixture in lettuce wraps or grain-free tortillas, over zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash, spooned into baked sweet potatoes, on top of a bed of leafy greens or just alone in a bowl. And don’t forget these Sloppy Joe Potato Skins!

Browning ground beef: If you’re using a lean ground beef, you may need to add extra coconut oil when browning. Don’t crowd the ground beef in the pan. Brown in batches if needed. Add to the pan in large chunks and allow to brown well before flipping and browning again. Drain the grease halfway through if there’s so much it’s keeping your beef from browning well. You want those nice crispy bits–not a gray soggy mess. Once both sides of the chunks are well-browned, use a meat chopper to break into smaller pieces.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6 recipe
  • Calories: 299
  • Sugar: 8.1
  • Sodium: 728.5
  • Fat: 19.8
  • Saturated Fat: 9.5
  • Trans Fat: .9
  • Carbohydrates: 15.5
  • Fiber: 2.2
  • Protein: 14.7
  • Cholesterol: 53.9

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