Sloppy Joe

Easy to make sloppy joe recipe with 100% grass-fed beef, coconut sugar, and best in class ingredents.

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I made sloppy joes for Rose for the first time ever and she loved! It’s been ages since I have made them, but I swapped out all the bad ingredients for good ones, and I think the recipe tasted even better.

All you need for these sloppy joes is some 100% grass-fed beef, coconut sugar, no added sugar ketchup, and some good quality buns.

How To Make Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

Start off by browning the100% grass-fed beef in a large pan. i find that Walmart and ALDI have te best prices for grass-fed beef. Remove the cooked beef from the pan and add the onions and peppers.

After 5 minutes, the veggies should soften and you can add the garlic followed by the tomato paste and then put the beef back in the pan.

Instead of using sugary ketchup, I used Primal Kitchen no added sugar ketchup along with coconut sugar. I find you need to add more water than most recipes call for, start with 3/4 cup.

Instead of worchestire sauce, I added tamari soy sauce. The ingredents in worchestire are not the best, and tamari is fermented which adds a great flavor. I like the San-J brand and it’s non-GMO.

Cook the sloppy joe mixture for 15 minutes, adding more water if it gets too thick to quickly. Don’t forget to griddle your buns and you are ready to eat!

What Buns Are Best For Sloppy Joe?

For this sloppy joe recipe I used gluten free hamburger buns from Canyon Bakehouse. If you don;t mind gluten, look for sprouted bun from Ezekiel.

I try to avoid gluten not just because of sensitivity, but because I think all gluten is inflammatory and should be limited when possible.

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Sloppy Joe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sloppy joe, sloppy joes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 3 sandwiches
Author: Bobby Parrish

Easy sloppy joe recipe using grass-fed beef, coconut sugar, and best in class ingredients.



  • 1 tablespoon ghee or butter
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup each onion & red bell peppers diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1.5 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2/3 cup no added sugar ketchup
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon or yellow mustard
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon tamari soy sauce
  • Unrefined salt & pepper
  • Buns


  1. Preheat a large pa over medium-high heat with 1.5 tablespoons of ghee. Add the ground beef, 1 teaspoon salt, a few cracks of pepper, and break up the meat well. Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the beef is just cooked through. Remove from pan.
  2. To the same pan, add the peppers, onions, ¼ teaspoon salt, and a few cracks of pepper. Cook for 5 minutes then add the garlic and cook another 3 minutes. Add meat back to the pan along with the tomato paste and cook for 1 minute. Add the ketchup, water, coconut sugar, mustard, chili powder, tamari, and mix well. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 15 minutes, adding more water if the mixture gets too thick to quickly. Check for seasoning and remove from heat once the time is up and the mixture has thickened.
  3. Griddle the bun and build sloppy joes, enjoy!

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