We’ve had these sloppy joes before but tonight I encouraged the kids to branch out and try it on a slider, which is a great handheld solution for things that usually are in a bun.

Two kids loved the slider style, one was indifferent, and two ate the potatoes and meat separately. All ate a lot, so #imcallingitawin

Whole30 Sloppy Joes


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 c. Ketchup Tessamaes or homemade if on Whole30
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1 T dried chopped onion
  • 1/4 t lemon juice
  • 1 T date paste
  • 1/2 T coconut aminos
  • 1 t vinegar
  • 1/2 t mustard


  1. Brown beef in large saucepan. Mix all remaining 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 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).