Paleo Sloppy Joes

Paleo Sloppy Joes


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


Paleo Sloppy Joes


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

Paleo Fondue’s Sweet Potato Buns

A Girl Worth Savings’ Hamburger Buns

I really hope you enjoy this one!


xo Sam

Ultimate Paleo Christmas Cookie Round up

Ultimate Paleo Christmas Cookie Round up

Tis the time of the year for Christmas cookies! I don’t have many recipes for them personally so I hit up all my blogging friends to contribute to this ridiculously tasty round up. Find originals and re-makes of the classics on this list. Everyone will find something to love!

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Paleo Vegan Gingerbread Cookies by The Real Food Guide
Paleo and vegan cookies featuring molasses, coconut & tapioca flour and sweet potato! Of course with the gingerbread spices we all love.

Healthy Peppermint Patty by Real Food RN
A healthy version of peppermint patties that uses coconut butter, oil, and honey in the filling! I cannot wait to try these out.

Chocolate Truffles by NomNomPaleo
Great last minute gift that involves dark chocolate and coconut milk. Yes please.

Gingerbread Lara Balls by Canada Girl Eats Paleo
My personal take on gingerbread but a raw, 5 ingredients variety!

Paleo Chocolate Truffles by Real Food RN
Plan ahead and soak your dates for this one! A simple and rich truffle made using honey, vanilla, dates, cashews and cocoa powder.Looks beautiful too!

Ultimate Paleo Christmas Cookie Round Up
1, 2, 3

Coconut Snowballs by Real Food RN
These coconut snowball cookies use ZERO sugar! All coconut all the way. They are gorgeous!

Reindeer Bombs by Life Made Full
These cookies look amazing with their marshmallow filling! Dough made using almond flour and coconut sugar. These would be great for kids.

Paleo Peanut Butter Cups by Gutsy By Nature
Not technically a cookie but who could resist these?! The paleo reese’s, filled with sunbutter instead of peanut butter.

Amaretti Thins by Gourmande in the Kitchen
These cookies look gorgeous and are described as light as air! They use only 5 ingredients, egg whitse and almond flour being two of them.

Chocolate Coconut Macaroons dipped in Chocolate by Colorful Eats Nutrition
These cookies are exactly like the title! Chocolate macaroons dipped in more chocolate. I love chocolate on chocolate.

Seven Layer Bars by Against All Grain
What cookie plate would be complete without seven layer bars? Try Danielles grain free version.

Ultimate Paleo Christmas Cookie Round Up

1, 2, 3

Grain Free Samoas by Colorful Eats Nutrition
Homemade girl scout cookies made without gluten, grains, or refined sugars. Shortbread drizzled with caramel and chocolate topped with toasted coconut.

Ginger Snap Cookies by Paleo Newbie
Chewy ginger cookies with a crystalized ginger and coconut sugar topping.

Coconut Flour Cut out Cookies by Health Extremist
An easy to roll dough to make classic cut out cookies. Check out her technique to keep them from drying out!

Tahini Molasses Cookies by And Here We Are
Almost 3 ingredient cookies that look absolutely amazing! Check out this simple recipe that uses tahini, molasses, an egg and a few other small ingredients.

Gingerbread Kiss Cookies by Cavegirl Cuisine
A ginger cookie topped with a dollop of chocolate!

Candy Cane Cookies by Paleo Parents
A cookie that santa will love, candy cane cookies. They use natural red food coloring to achieve the look.

Ultimate Paleo Christmas Cookie Round Up
1, 2, 3

Paleo Almond Tea Cookies by Mary Vance NC
Grain, egg, and dairy free cookies that would be wonderful to eat with a side of coconut milk chai tea!

Toasted Chocolate and Coconut Fudge by Pure and Simple Nourishment
Chocolate and coconut fudge bites made with cashews, coconut, honey, and more. Eat them when they’re warm or cold!

Paleo Pumpkin Snickerdoodles by Colorful Eats Nutrition
Foolproof pumpkin snickerdoodles are sure to please. Just the right level of sweetness.

Coconut Orange Honey Nut Cookies by Canada Girl Eats Paleo
A delicious and chewy cookie with cocnut, raisins, and walnuts, flavoured with orange zest and juice.

Pumpkin Pie Snowball Cookies by Beauty and the Foodie
She took a twist on russian tea cakes to make these low carb pumpkin pie snowball cookies. Lightly dusted with

Chocolate Gingerbread Men by Beauty and the Foodie
A paleo chocolate gingerbread men recipe that kids will love. Low carb options included.

Ginger Cookies with Coconut Cream Icing by Pure and Simple Nourishment
SCD, Gaps, and Paleo friendly cookies! I love the coconut cream icing, it looks very pretty.

Ultimate Paleo Christmas Cookie Round Up
1, 2, 3

No Bake Coconut Avocado Grasshopper Bars by Whole New Mom
Beautiful green and chocolate bars that are actually no bake! I can’t wait to try these ones out.

Almond Butter Coconut Cookies by Whole New Mom
Grain and refined sugar free vegan cookies! These look amazing with cranberry and chocolate chip mix ins!

Chocolate Chip Coconut Macadamia Nut Cookies by Whole New Mom
Decadent cookies with macadamia nuts and chocolate stuffed inside an egg free dough!

Macadamia Nut Apple Cookies By Civilized Caveman Cooking
These cookies look completely amazing and decadent too considering the flour is pulverised macadamia nuts!

Healthy Almond Joy Bars by Whole New Mom
No bake almond joy bars must be the healthiest version around!

Shweddy Nut Rum balls by Cavegirl Cuisine
For the SNL fans, rum balls made using rum extract and dark chocolate. Rich and delicious!

Jam Filled Thumbprint cookies by Delicious Obsessions
coconut cream is the main ingredient in this dough, and they look absolutely beautiful topped with jam!


If you can’t find something to love on this list, you must not possess a sweet tooth. At all. ANYWHERE!!! I’m pretty jealous because I’m 99.99% sure all of my teeth are sweet teeth.

I hope you found something to love and share with your family this season. Please share this with any paleo or healthy friends you know who need some XMAS inspiration! <3

Merry Christmas! I know it’s early but still. I’m all in on christmas.

xo Sam

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