If you’re here for the delicious and quick paleo recipe for sloppy joes, scroll down. If you are here to listen to my sobby life story keep reading. We’ll get to the paleo sloppy joes at some point.
Can I just say that i had a horrible day yesterday!?!?!? Oh my goodness. I lost my keys (they were locked in the laundry room) right before going to work in a snowstorm, and was late for work. On the way into work I came about 6 inches from being taken out by an inattentive driver. Got to work, immediately spilled almost 1L of water and ice all over my desk. Then, when I tried to fix it all with a chocolate bar (plain hersheys…don’t judge me} the machine stole my toonie!!!! It just kept going and going…until my boyfriend came to pick me up and totalled our car on the way. He hit ice and lost control, eventually smashing into a hydro pole. No one was hurt. Remember how I didn’t have keys? So I bussed to the accident in the middle of a snowstorm (we got like 8”?) to get them so I could get home to his parents dog who we are babysitting. Thank god she wasn’t in the car.
Yep. So now we’re stuck trying to get a new car two weeks before christmas. SO. STRESSFULLLLL.
So what does this mean for the blog? Not much, but I’ll probably be doing more budget-y style meals. Don’t have much of a choice at this point. I know things could have been way worse, I am just thankful that my love is okay. I just really needed to vent so I can MOVE ON!
Since there’s nothing I can do about it now, I’m just going to keep on trucking and do my workout, eat good food, and do homework. Seriously what else can you do right? Sloppy Joes would have been perfect last night…
I recommend doubling this recipe if you are feeding a family. Also a note on the organic ketchup – you CAN leave it out if it doesn’t work for you. Inrease the molasses a smidge in that case. It works for me though and I love the flavor it imparts to this dish! I freaking love ketchup. Can’t lie.
Paleo Sloppy Joes
Number of servings: 3
Per Serving 303 calories
Fat 9 g
Carbs 23 g
Protein 35 g
- 1 lb grassfed beef
- 1 c diced onion
- 1 tsp avocado oil
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup tomato paste
- 1/4 cup organic ketchup
- 1 Tbsp Blackstrap Molasses
- 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- Over medium heat, put the oil in a medium frying pan and add the onions. Cook for two minutes, until slightly softened. Add the ground beef and stir until browned.
- In a medium bowl, mix the remaining ingredients. Pour into the pan and bring to a simmer. Let cook until it forms a thick sauce, remove from heat.
- Serve over your favorite gluten free bun, sweet potato slices, or just as it is, with a fork!
Why not check out a couple of my friends bun recipes to go with this one?
The curious coconut’s AIP Dinner rolls
I really hope you enjoy this one!