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A sloppy Joe bowl.

Sloppy Joe Bowls

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner/Entree
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


An easy, delicious dinner idea that is paleo, Whole30 and gluten-free! Made with simple, real ingredients!



Sweet Potato Slices:

  • 1 large sweet potato, cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (sub avocado oil)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Sloppy Joe Mix:

  • 2 tablespoons ghee or olive oil
  • 12 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/21 green bell pepper, diced 
  • 1 pound ground beef 
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 3 tablespoons paleo ketchup 
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 



  1. Preheat oven to 415 degrees F.
  2. Place your sweet potato slices on a baking sheet. Drizzle with a little olive oil and massage to coat both sides. Sprinkle with a little kosher salt. 
  3. Place in the oven, middle rack, and let roast 10-12 minutes or until firm, but tender. 
  4. Meanwhile, bring a large cast iron skillet to medium-high heat. Add ghee or oil and swirl to coat the pan.
  5. Add garlic and move around the pan until fragrant, about 10-20 seconds. 
  6. Add onions and diced bell pepper.  Sauté for 2-3 minutes, allowing onions to soften. 
  7. Add ground beef to the pan. Move around the pan until beef is cooked through, about 5-10 minutes. Drain excess grease.
  8. Add dijon mustard, yellow mustard, ketchup, coconut aminos, kosher salt, pepper, tomato paste, chili powder and apple cider vinegar. 
  9. Stir to combine. 
  10. Taste and adjust: if you want more sloppy joes more “saucey” simply add additional ketchup and tomato paste.  Otherwise, adjust any salt or pepper, as desired. 
  11. Serving: place a few slices of roasted sweet potato to a bowl and place some of the sloppy Joe mixture next to it. Top with sliced pickles, pickled onions and a little extra dijon mustard. Enjoy!


  • Add-In: feel free to add in some diced carrots for even more fiber and bit of crunch.
  • Spice it up: you can add in more chili powder or even some cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes if you want it spicy!
  • Double it: this is such a great meal to have leftovers of – we always double the recipe and eat it for lunch the next few days!


  • Serving Size: 6oz
  • Calories: 204
  • Sugar: 4.5 g
  • Sodium: 703.5 mg
  • Fat: 9.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.3 g
  • Protein: 17.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 45.2 mg