Sloppy Joes (NSA)

October 14, 2018
Sloppy Joes (NSA)

Author Notes: I was searching for a family-friendly "clean" dinner, and sloppy joe's seemed to be the fix. BUT, to my dismay, every single recipe included sugar as an ingredient. So, I fixed that. And my kids LOVE it! (So does my trainer!!) If sugar is not a concern, then go ahead and use ketchup instead of tomato paste. Especially if you have one and not the other. Mara

Serves: 8-10
Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 25 min


  • 2 pounds organic ground beef (or bison)
  • 2/3 cup diced sweet onions
  • 2/3 cup diced sweet peppers
  • 2/3 cup shredded carrots
  • 2/3 cup shredded sweet potato (I use Japanese sweet potatoes)
  • 12 ounces tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • pinches salt to taste
In This Recipe


  1. Begin by browning onions and peppers over medium high in a large skillet (use olive oil, coconut oil or ghee to help brown).
  2. Add ground beef and brown, breaking meat into pieces.
  3. Add carrots & sweet potato. Mix well & turn heat down to medium.
  4. Add tomato paste, vinegar, aminos, mustard & salt. Combine well. (feel free to add more salt, vinegar &/or aminos to taste)
  5. Turn to simmer with a lid on for 10-15 minutes until carrots and potatoes are cooked and the mixture has thickened.

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