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Whole30 Sloppy Joes - Whole30, Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free and kid-friendly!

This Whole30, Paleo take on the classic sloppy joes is always a hit in our house! Simple, comes together in less than 30 minutes, and is a kid favorite! If you are just looking for a gluten-free option, you can serve these on gluten-free buns. Though, I personally still prefer the potato slider or lettuce cup!


Whole30 Sloppy Joes


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 c. Ketchup my favorite Whole30 compliant brand is Primal Kitchen
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1 T dried chopped onion
  • 1/4 t lemon juice
  • 1 T date paste can use coconut sugar if not on Whole30
  • 1/2 T coconut aminos
  • 1 t vinegar
  • 1/2 t mustard


  1. Brown beef in large saucepan. Mix all remaining sauce ingredients in a medium bowl and add to beef once it’s browned.

  2. Simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens.
  3. Great served on potato sliders or in lettuce cups.

Recipe Notes


Don’t overthink this one. Take a few potatoes (sweet potato, white, whatever!) and slice into 1/4 inch discs. Toss with enough oil to get on each one. Lay flat on a baking sheet covered with parchment. Sprinkle with salt. Bake at 425, flipping halfway until light brown on each side (40ish minutes depending on the type of potatoes).


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