Sloppy Joes From Scratch

by Living Freely Gluten Free

Sloppy Joes From Scratch, what a concept- right? Growing up we ate this often and it came from a can. I loved it, what can I say? I would eat it with tater tots and corn and I thought that was the bees-knees. When I moved out I would buy the cans and cook it with ground turkey. That made me feel extra healthy, since I had no clue what healthy was and I though fruit came from cans.

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It was a cheap meal and we were beyond broke and it did the job. Back then if I cooked I felt domesticated, so Sloppy Joes and Hamburger Helper were my specialties. Boy, have we come a long way since then. You could never catch me eating those ingredients anymore, but that doesn’t mean that I didn’t enjoy the foods. So, of course I had to recreate the Sloppy Joe, but this time from scratch and much cleaner! I use Organic Ketchup and Coconut Sugar for keeping it sweet, but healthy.

Sloppy Joes From Scratch- The perfect comfort food without the guilt.

Sloppy Joe on a plate
It is perfect to serve with my Oven Roasted Cauliflower and Roasted Red Potatoes. So enjoy making the Sloppy Joes from scratch and enjoying a childhood favorite with your family that you can feel good about. What is your favorite childhood meal?

How to do I make these simple Sloppy Joes From Scratch?


sloppy joes ingredients on the table


  • Start with slicing and dicing.
  • Saute the onion, garlic, and bell pepper.
  • Then you brown your meat with your veggies.
  • Mix the sauce while the meat is browning.
  • Add the sauce to meat and simmer.
  • Serve on your favorite gluten free bun, or bread.



all of the sloppu joe sauce ingredients




Sloppy Joe sauce in a bowl
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Sloppy Joes From Scratch

This is the perfect cleaner version of the recipe you loved growing up. Naturally gluten and dairy free, serve o your favorite gluten free bun or bread. 

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 People


  • 1 TBSP. Avocado Oil
  • ½ Onion diced
  • 1 Carrot diced
  • 1 TBSP. Chopped Garlic
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper diced
  • 1 Lb. Ground Beef or Ground Turkey


  • 1 Cup Tomato Sauce
  • ½ Cup Ketchup
  • ¼ Cup Coconut Sugar
  • ¼ tsp. Ground Mustard
  • 2 TBSP. GF Tamari Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • ¼ tsp. Onion Powder
  • ¼ tsp. Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
  • Pepper to taste


  1. In a large skillet heat the oil.
  2. Sauté the onion, garlic, carrot and bell pepper for 4 minutes.
  3. Add the meat and brown it.
  4. While the meat is cooking add all of the sauce ingredients together and mix well.
  5. Once the meat is cooked through, pour the sauce in the pan and reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Serve on a GF bun or just GF bread. Enjoy!

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