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Paleo Sloppy Joe Bowl

Sloppy joe is an American classic made with ground beef, a sweet tomato/ketchup-based sauce, and usually served between two hamburger buns. It’s tasty, but not exactly healthy.
This sloppy joe is made without the bun, and without a sauce filled with refined sugar. Pair it with vegetables and store it in a glass meal prep container for an easy and flavorful meal that you can prep over the weekend to eat for lunch throughout the week!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 53 mins
Course Lunch, Main Course
Servings 4


  • 1 Large Red Pepper finely diced
  • 1 Large White Onion finely diced
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil extra virgin
  • 2 lb Ground Beef grass fed (if possible)
  • 6 oz can Tomato Paste
  • 3 tbsp Coconut Aminos
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Ground Pepper
  • 1 cup Water additional if needed
  • 2 large Sweet Potatoes
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil melted


  • First, preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.  Slice sweet potatoes about 1/4 inch thick and arrange on a large baking sheet.
  • Next, brush melted coconut oil over both sides of each sweet potato round and bake for 30 minutes, flipping after 20 minutes. Then, remove from heat.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, add red pepper, onion and olive oil.  Cook over low medium heat for about 7 to 8 minutes or until onions become soft.
  • Next, add in ground beef and cook on medium until brown and crumbly.
  • Discard excess fat from pan.  Then, add in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and let simmer for at least 15 to 20 minutes, adding more water if mixture becomes too dry.
  • Finally, assemble: add sloppy joe meat to a bowl or plate and top with sweet potatoes.
Keyword Paleo, Whole30