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Everybody loves a sloppy Joe, but they are disgusting when the mixture comes from a can! They are easy to make, and you don’t need the extra garbage in the canned version.

Total Prep Time: 25 minutes Makes: 6-7 servings

*Remember to buy organic and avoid your food allergies when making this recipe! If you do not know your food allergies, get them tested soon!


2 tablespoons butter or ghee (optional)
2 pounds of grass-fed organic ground beef
1/2 whole large onion, diced
5 cloves garlic, minced or garlic powder
1-1/2 cup organic ketchup (or make your own ketchup)
1 cup water
2 Tablespoons coconut palm sugar
3 teaspoons chili powder (more to taste)
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce (optional)
black pepper (to taste)
sea salt (to taste)


  1. Add butter to a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  2. Add ground beef, onion, and garlic, and cook until brown. If using grass-fed beef, there shouldn’t be much leftover grease.
  3. Add ketchup, coconut sugar, chili pepper, dry mustard, and water.
  4. Stir to combine and simmer for 15 minutes, adding salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Add Worcestershire if desired. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  6. Serve over gluten-free rolls. You can get creative and put over veggies or atop baked sweet potatoes.