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Homemade Sloppy Joe's

Everyone loves Sloppy Joe's! This recipe was created by a mom who was trying to get more veggies into her family. This is the perfect meal for the entire family. Easy to make and perfect for leftovers. 
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Servings 6


  • 1 Tbs Coconut oil
  • 1 Lb Grass fed ground beef
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Medium Onion diced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic minced
  • To taste Salt & pepper
  • 2 Tsp Chili pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Cumin
  • 1 Tbs Lawrey's seasoning
  • 1/3 Cup Brown sugar
  • 3 Large Tomatoes diced
  • 1/4 Cup Homemade ketchup *
  • 1/4-1/2 Cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 Tbs Tomato paste
  • 1/2 Cup Water


  • Get your ingredients together.
  • Dice the carrot into small pieces
  • Using a large skillet heat up on medium high heat and add the coconut oil.
  • Add the onion, carrot, garlic and sauté until soft.
  • Add the beef and cook until almost done.
  • Add the remaining ingredients, except for the water, and stir to thoroughly combine.
  • Continue to cook until the meat is fully cooked.
  • Add the water and cover the skillet with a lid and cook on simmer unit the water is fully absorbed.
  • Serve on top of your favorite burger buns. Enjoy!


Dicing your veggies up small is one way to hide them in your favorite foods.
* - See our Lady Moon Farms Homemade Ketchup recipe.