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Sloppy Joes…”Two thumbs up and two toes up!”

I haven’t made Sloppy Joe’s in awhile and I have to say, Alice was pretty excited about it, hence her quote above.  I made this yesterday and she had it for her snack and then this morning, she had 2 big helpings of it. I should have made more, but good thing it’s easy to make! Here’s what you need for my daughter’s favorite dish:

  • 2 lb grass fed ground chuck (I used chuck, but you can use sirloin or mix it up)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 can organic tomato sauce
  • 1 small 8 oz. can organic tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp celtic sea salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar or a few drops of stevia
  • pepper to taste

Put about 1 tbsp of butter in a large pan. Turn on medium heat and add chopped onion and peppers. Let cook about 8 minutes until veggies start to get soft. Then, add meat and cook until brown.  Add in the rest of the ingredients, stir, and let cook on low for about an hour.  Enjoy!


  • Rachael - This is definitely replacing my old Sloppy Joe recipe. My family loved these! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

    • landriav - That is SO great to hear Rachael!! Thanks for your comment! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey - Do you use ground beef in this recipe? If not, how small do you cut up the pieces of meat?ReplyCancel

    • landriav - Hi! Yes, I used ground beef. Thanks for asking. I hope you like it!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - This looks great! I am planning to make it for supper tonight. I was wondering, tthough, what size cans of tomato paste and tomato sauce. Thanks and thanks for all the great recipe ideas. I have lots of yours pinned that I want to try!ReplyCancel

    • landriav - Hey Megan! I use the small can of paste and the regular size of sauce. I think 6 oz for paste and 12oz for sauce? I hope y’all like it!! This is a staple around our place. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah - Hi! I just found your website and love it! I want to try to make these but don’t want to use Stevia. Can I leave it out or will it completely change the taste? Or any other kind of substitute?ReplyCancel

    • landriav - Hey Rebeka! You could use some coconut palm sugar or touch of honey. Or just leave it out and think it would still be okay. Hope this helps! Thanks for your note!! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Amy - I made this last night and it was SO good. I put it over spaghetti squash and it was yum. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Cindy - Currently eating this deliciousness and feeling fortunate to have found your site and this recipe! I added cumin powder because I like it and no stevia so I used molasses. Just….deliciousness!ReplyCancel

    • landriav - Ha, thank you! Love the idea of adding some cumin. I might have to try that to mix it up some. Thanks so much for posting! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - Can you cook this in the crock pot? If so how long? Thanks!!ReplyCancel

    • landriav - Hey Brandi, I am not sure how long. Im sure you could. Just cook it like you would chili I guess?ReplyCancel

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