Don’t be put off by the long list of ingredients, these wholesome Sloppy Joes are very easy to make and taste much better (and are much better for you) than that stuff in a can. Chock full of fresh veggies, these Joes offer more nutritional bang for the buck, and you can easily substitute with grassfed ground beef, if you prefer (just see note below).
P.S. This recipe is one of those perfect examples of how Mise en Place is one of the best prep techniques for easier cooking. So be sure to pre-chop all ingredients in advance of cooking and you’ll find this recipe comes together in a snap! Ingredients Instructions Notes If using ground beef, drain all but one tablespoon of the fat from the pan after browning the meat. Then proceed as outlined.
If using ground beef, drain all but one tablespoon of the fat from the pan after browning the meat. Then proceed as outlined.
Amanda Hawkins says
Made this tonight, every bite kept asking myself if i really made this. Hands down better than anything canned you can buy. I am new to cooking so I was really proud of how it turned out. I didn’t quite get the don’t disturb the meat while browning part because when I went to flip it over it all crumbled and I just stirred it like you would hamburger helper.
Hooray! I’m so happy you all enjoyed this and it gave you confidence to continue making healthy meals for your family! That is truly my desire – to inspire and help! LOL about the disturbing the meat. I could explain that better, hey! Meat does better when it has a high heat sear (much juicier), so my point was to let is have a good amount of time to sear/brown, before you start flipping it over and crumbling it. That way, it stays moist. And we couldn’t agree more – not only does this taste better than a can or boxed “helper” mix, it’s so much healthier too! Thanks for taking the time to leave a note! Many blessings, Kelly 🙂
Made this for dinner tonight and served it inside sourdough rolls. Oh my yummy goodness! I will be making these again! Thanks!
Awesome, Erica! So glad you and your family enjoyed these. They are one of my boys favorites! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a kind note! Blessings, Kelly 🙂
Delicious! My kids ate it up without any protest. I only used 1/4 cup of ketchup to keep the sweetness down and it worked great!
Awesome! Glad you all enjoyed it! Appreciate you taking the time to leave a kind note!
Lots of blessings, Kelly 🙂
This tastes amazing. Seriously. I was pretty grossed out by the idea of sloppy joes–bad memories of the canned stuff!–but my husband asked for them, and I figured you’re recipe would at least have some redeeming qualities! I am inhaling it right now and will probably make some almond flour biscuits to serve with it. Mmmmmmm!
How sweet of you! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a kind note. I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe. Lots of blessings to you, Kelly 🙂
Let’s start by saying…I am a horrible cook! Anyway, I made this tonight and my family couldn’t believe I actually made it! I am very excited to have found this site and now I need to go and figure out what I will be making tomorrow night for dinner.
That is awesome, Rox! I am so happy to hear your Turkey Joes were a huge success! Thank you for taking the time to leave a kind note! And, welcome to The Nourishing Home. I’m so glad the Lord led you here. Blessings, Kelly 🙂
I made this tonight using local beef and it was fantastic! I am not a veggie eater, but by dicing them and then sauteing them, I barely noticed they were there! And the flavor was sensational. I’ve been following your meal plans for 3 weeks now and I am so grateful you are sharing your knowledge with others. I’m a newbie cook – unless you count warming up frozen pizzas – so your meal plan with shopping list and prep suggestions is blessing my socks off. Truly. Thank you so very much. <3
aww, you are blessing my socks off with your kind words. Thank you, Wendi, for taking the time to leave a kind note of encouragement. I am so happy and honored that the Lord has enabled me to help in this way! Many blessings to you, Kelly 🙂
I love sloppy joes, but always ate the canned kind. And honestly since switching to real food this seemed like too much work, and my family doesn’t love them as much as me so I just kind of gave up on them. But these, oh man! My hubs, who could live in a world with out sloppy joes, loved it! And my 20 month old devoured and then bathed himself in it! He was so happy!
LOL! I’m so glad these were enjoyed by all. I would love to have seen that little cutie all orange-faced with sloppy joe. How precious!! 🙂
Stephanie Trax says
Just wanted to add in my vote that these are dee-lish….even my hubby who previously declared he “hates sloppy joes” loved them:) He declared they needed to be on the “regular rotation” 🙂
Yeah! Love it when home cooked beats the can, as it does so often! Appreciate you taking the time to leave a kind note! 🙂 So glad you all are enjoying this recipe! 🙂
Amy Smith says
Hi Kelly! I’m going to make these today and always meant to ask, do you have an alternative to 1 tbsp organic *Worcestershire sauce? I see there’s an asterisk but I don’t see any notes on it. Thanks Kelly!
I was going to give a link to homemade Worcestershire. It’s for this one: http://www.foodrenegade.com/homemade-worcesterschire-sauce/
You can omit it, but it does give a subtle flavor that makes these really close in flavor to traditional Sloppy Joes. 🙂
This is what is for dinner tonight! currently cooking!
Yay! I hope you all enjoy it as much as we do! 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to leave a kind note!
Oceana Sistermoon says
Thanks so much! I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thanks so much for taking time to leave a kind note! Blessings to you, Kelly 🙂