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The Capsule Pantry: Sloppy Joe's

I was never a fan of sloppy joe's as a kid but then I started experimenting and came to the conclusion after this recipes, that I love Sloppy Joe's. My favorite way to eat it is over zucchini noodles!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy burger, easy sloppy joe's, sloppy joe recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 408kcal
Author: Jen Pinkston


  • 1 pound ground meat vegetarians can substitute 1 ½ c cooked lentils
  • 2 tablespoons oil I use coconut
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ c tomatoes canned or boxed
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup aminos or soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • Optional: 1 Green or Red Sweet Pepper
  • Bread/buns or sweet potatoes or zucchini noodles for serving


  • Cut up onion (and pepper if using) and garlic.
  • Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium.
  • Cook onions (and peppers) for about 4 minutes, then add garlic, cook for a minute more.
  • Add ground meat and break it up, cook through..
  • Now add ketchup, aminos, and tomatoes, stir to combine.
  • Turn heat to low and cook for 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve on a baked sweet potatoes, zucchini noodles or traditionally on bread/bun as a sandwich.


Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1741mg | Potassium: 494mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 231IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 3mg