Whole30 Sloppy Joe Bowls

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Sloppy Joes have been a classic American comfort food for generations, bringing back memories of childhood for many people. This versatile sandwich has been a staple in households for years and remains a crowd-pleaser even today. However, for those following a Whole30 diet, the traditional Sloppy Joe sandwich may not fit the criteria. But, don’t worry! There’s a delicious solution to this problem – Whole30 Sloppy Joe Bowls.

This complaint Whole30 Sloppy Joe Bowls recipe is a delicious and wholesome take on the classic comfort food. Made with lean ground turkey (or beef!), a mixture of vegetables, and a special blend of spices, this dish provides a satisfying and hearty meal without any guilt. The recipe starts by browning the ground beef and then adding in the vegetables, spices, and tomato sauce to create a flavorful and thick filling. The result is a tasty and filling dish that will warm your soul and fill you up. Perfect for those following the Whole30 diet or anyone looking for a healthy and comforting meal.

Whole30 Sloppy Joe Bowls

These Whole30 Sloppy Joe Bowls are a delicious and nutritious riff on a childhood favorite. They bring back memories of eating Sloppy Joes, but with a healthier twist. Whether you are following the Whole30 diet or just looking for a healthier meal option, this dish is sure to please. Give it a try and enjoy the flavors of your childhood in a healthier way.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 lb Ground Turkey can substitute for ground beef
  • 1 Diced Yellow Onion
  • 1 cup Diced Green or Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Diced Jalapeno optional
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 14oz Can of Tomato Sauce
  • 5 Pitted Medjool Dates
  • 3 tbsp Dijon or Yellow Mustard
  • 3 Large Russet Potatoes can use instant potatoes, or use 4-6 russet potatoes to make mashed potatoes for a Shepard's pie variant (very delicious!)
  • 3 cloves Minced Garlic
  • 2 Sliced Green Onions
  • 1 tbsp Compliant Hot Sauce (Frank's)


  • Brown the ground turkey in a large non-stick skillet. Drain any excess grease if substituting ground beef for ground turkey.
  • Add the diced onion and cook until softened (3-4 minutes).
  • Meanwhile, bring a small pot of water to boil and add your Medjool Dates for 1-2 minutes until they are softened. Add tomato paste, tomato sauce, and softened date to a food processor or blended and bend until the ingredients are incorporated.
  • Add diced bell peppers and jalapeño to the skillet and cook until softened (3 minutes). Add minced garlic and cook until fragrant (30-45 seconds).
  • Add mustard, apple cider vinegar, tomato and date mixture to the skillet and mix until incorporated on a low simmer. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Wash and dry your russet potatoes. Pierce potatoes with a fork and microwave each in a microwave-safe dish for 6-8 minutes, until soft inside and easily pierced with a fork.
  • Cut open the potatoes in half, spread the ghee on each half. Add the meat mixture and season to taste. Top off with green onions and compliant hot sauce. Enjoy!


For those not on Whole30, you can substitute the potatoes for a pasta of your liking. Feel free to top with fresh parmesan or asiago cheese. 
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