Sloppy Joes ~ a family favorite in a healthy and gluten-free way!


Sloppy Joes!

Does your family love them as much as my family does?  I hardly ever make them for dinner.  Why?  Because I just can’t bring myself to open up a can of Sloppy Joe mix and feed it to my family.  But I want the yumminess and convenience of a quick recipe.  Well, I found a solution!  I found a great recipe that I was able to modify so it’s a HEALTHY version.  Canned Sloppy Joes – no way!  Homemade Sloppy Joes – yes, please!

Check out my recipe below and I hope your family enjoys!


Sloppy Joes

serves 4 . meal prep time: 20 minutes . you can make this ahead of time and freeze for up to 3 months – time saver!

  • 1 tablespoon unrefined, organic coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 organic green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 organic celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • Pink Himalayan Sea Salt and Pepper
  • 1 pound grass-fed ground beef
  • 1 can (15 ounces) organic tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup organic ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 hamburger buns – gluten free

*Note, you can choose whether or not you use organic veggies and grass-fed beef.  This just happens to be what I use when making the recipe.

  1. In a large skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium-high heat.  Add the onion, green bell pepper, celery, and garlic.  Season with salt and pepper.  Cook stirring often, until veggies are soft.  About 5 minutes.
  2. Add the ground beef to the skillet. Cook until it is no longer pink – about 6 to 8 minutes.
  3. Stir in the tomato sauce, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce into the beef mixture.  Simmer until thickened, stirring occasionally for about 8 minutes.
  4. Season with more salt and pepper to taste.  Spoon onto the buns and enjoy.


Let’s talk about the coconut oil for a minute.  I love to cook with this oil.  It is perfect for high-heat temps when cooking.  It is a healthy fat with many health benefits.


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