Best Paleo Sloppy Joe Recipes!

I haven't made or eaten sloppy joes in a very long time!  When I told my neighbor that I would be bringing a big pot of sloppy joes over the first response from Bill was; "you are opening cans of manwich"  Um No Bill (yuck) - I will be making homemade sloppy joes.  One of their granddaughters came running around the corner saying; "I love sloppy joes".  

I love to do my cooking in the morning to enjoy the lake then just warm up or if a salad then just add dressing and enjoy.  This recipe is a perfect make ahead then just warm.  I covered with foil and put it in Lorraine's oven at 300 degrees for 20 minutes and it was perfect!  Here is the recipe to print -----> Best Paleo Sloppy Joe Recipe

Best Paleo Sloppy Joes


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 pound ground lamp
  • 1 medium onion, diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups sugar free ketchup
  • 1 7ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2-3 tablespoons red onion, diced (optional)


  1. Heat your large pan over medium high heat.  Add in coconut oil and let it get hot. Cook your beef and veal; until beef is brown; about 7 minutes.   Discard fat (I grab a white paper towel and use tongs to absorb the fat from the pan.  

  2. Keeping the temperature the same add in onions, peppers and garlic.  Let cook for about 5-7 minutes; until the vegetables begin to soften.

  3. Pour in chicken broth then add in ketchup, tomato paste, salt, pepper, coconut sugar, chili powder, cumin, dried mustard and Worcestershire sauce.   Stir together and combine.  Press the back of the spoon with the paste to help soften and combine into the mixture.  

  4. Before serving add in red onions for some crunch!  Serve with your favorite rolls, zucchini noodles or my favorite over roasted cauliflower and broccoli.