Paleo and Whole30 Sloppy Joes

Sloppy joes is definitely a comfort food classic.  It’s makes a great week night dinner for its simplicity.  My recipe is adapted from Jay’s baking me crazy. The original recipe calls for coconut aminos. I love coconut aminos but I am currently out so I tweaked it to have just as much flavor.  Here is the Paleo ketchup recipe I use.  I like to add in 1 tsp of curry powder.  It doesn’t change the flavor a lot but it adds a little something extra. If you have never made ketchup before please don’t be intimidated.  It seriously takes 2 min to make! I make mine while the ground beef is browning.  For those new to Paleo, once your taste buds adjust, natural foods like fruit and this ketchup recipe will naturally taste sweeter.

We have served our sloppy joes over zoodles and sweet potatoes.  Sometimes I serve over Zoodles for dinner and a sweet potato for lunch to break up the monotony.  I think the next time I am going to serve over sweet potato fries for a healthy take on loaded fries! Here is the Zoodle Spiralizer I use. It is small and easy to store and use!

Paleo and whole30 sloppy joes

Paleo and whole30 sloppy joes


  • 2 Ths coconut oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 2 Tbs tomato paste
  • 2 Tbs Dijon mustard
  • 1 C Paleo ketchup
  • Salt to season
  • 3 zucchini or sweet potato if you prefer


  1. Heat 2Tbs coconut oil in pan on medium
  2. Cook onion and bell peppers until onions become translucent
  3. Add ground beef and cook until browned
  4. Add tomato paste, dijon and ketchup to ground beef mixture
  5. Serve over zoodles or sweet potatoes
  6. *tip make ketchup while ground beef cooking
  7. **make zoodles fast by steaming in a large shallow bowl with a plan inverted on too. Microwave for 4-5 min.
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I am passionate about sharing what has worked for me for food freedom. I am a mom and a nurse. I love the science and research behind paleo/primal life style; its the nurse in me :) Its not always easy following paleo in the busy modern world we live in. I have learned how to make it work for my busy life and hope to help other's along the way. I love food, but now I love how it no longer has control over me!

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