Growing up I never really had sloppy Joes. I don’t know if my parents just didn’t love them or what but it just wasn’t something we had on the menu. But Todd loved them growing up and so I wanted to make a meal I knew he would enjoy for this weeks menu.
Ingredients you will need:
- Organic grass fed + finish beef (but feel free to use any type of ground meat you prefer). I love using Belcampo’s meats and you can use my code MHK10 for 10% off your purchase.
- No sugar added ketchup (I like using this one)
- Tomato paste
- Garlic cloves
- Ghee or any type of oil you use
- Red onion
- Bell pepper ( I used green because that’s what I had on hand)
- Coconut aminos
- Salt and pepper to taste ( I love using this one)
- Russet potatoes or any type of potatoes you dig
- Avocado oil
Preparing the steak house baked potatoes:
Who doesn’t love a good steak house baked potato? I personally love a crispy and salty skin on my baked potatoes. But if that’s not your jam just omit the avocado oil and salt on the skin. First thing to do, give your potatoes a nice wash. Scrub any excess dirt off the potatoes and dry. Then, with a fork poke holes all over the potatoes. Add about 1 tbsp of avocado oil to each potato and brush oil all over the potatoes. And then sprinkle on some flaky salt, add to a lined baking dish, and bake 400 F for about an hour, or until the potatoes are fork tender.
Preparing the sloppy Joes meat mixture:
And while the potatoes are baking you can start on the meat mixture. Add the oil to a medium pan on medium low heat and warm the oil for about 3o seconds. And add the diced onions, diced bell pepper, salt + pepper, and sauté for 5-7 minutes. Then add in minced garlic and cook a minute or so. Next, add the ground beef, ketchup, coconut aminos, tomato paste, salt + pepper to taste, and cook through (about 5-7 minutes).
Putting it all together:
Once the potatoes are done baking. Make a slit down the middle of the potato with a knife, with a fork fluff the inside of the potatoes, and stuff with the sloppy Joe mixture, and top with some diced green onions.
Other ways to use the sloppy Joe mixture:
Feel free to mix and match the meat mixture to use in a variety of meals throughout the week. It will work on top of some sweet potato nachos, on top of some fries, in a loaded salad, or in your favorite bun (but if doing Whole30, omit the bun). The possibilities really are endless friends.
Sloppy Joe Stuffed Steak House Baked Potatoes:
Sloppy Joe Meat Mixture:
- 1 lb ground grass fed + finished beef
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup coconut aminos
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1 bell pepper I used green
- 1/3 cup diced red onions
- 2 heaping Tbsp tomato paste
- Salt + pepper to taste
- 1 Tbsp ghee or avocado oil
Steak house baked potatoes:
- 2 medium russet potatoes
- 2-3 Tbsp avocado oil
- 1 Tbsp flaky salt
Steak house baked potatoes:
- Start by cleaning and drying potatoes
- Poke holes all over potatoes
- Drizzle avocado oil all over both potatoes and add flaky salt to each potato
- Bake 400 F for 50-60 minutes or until fork tender soft
Sloppy Joes meat:
- Add ghee to pan on medium low heat and warm for about 30 seconds
- Add diced onions, diced bell pepper, salt + pepper and sauté for 5 minutes
- Add in minced garlic and cook until fragrant (1 minute or so)
- Add in ground beef, ketchup, tomato paste, coconut aminos, salt and pepper, and cook for 5-7 minutes. Or until beef is no longer pink
- Add sloppy Joes to baked potatoes and top with sliced green onions