I really like the contrast of the strong flavor of the Paleo BBQ Sauce with the plain Paleo Hamburger Buns. One of the nice things about these Paleo sloppy joes and that I’ve served them lots of times to my family that thinks I’m weird for eating Paleo and they could care less they are Paleo. Basically, they are just homemade and they are way better than the sloppy joes I grew up eating that my mom made from a packet. I hated those. I’m actually kind of surprised that I even attempted to make homemade sloppy joes, but my daughter had them at a friend’s house one night and loved them, so I thought I would give it a try. Boy! I’m glad I did. These are a staple now at our house.
I’m often too lazy to make the Paleo hamburger buns, so I’ll just eat it out of the bowl plain with veggies or on a baked sweet potato and let my children use some whole wheat bread to eat with them. Or I serve them at a family party with “real” hamburger buns.
The homemade sauce tastes so much better than the canned stuff and it’s easy to make. I like to blend up the onion and pepper so my kids don’t know they are in there, but you still get the flavor from them.
This took a little bit longer to make all of the different parts but it was nice because I already the sauce made and the buns don’t have to cook very long.I served the sloppy joes with roasted sweet potato fries.
This is a great recipe for the summer time! It doesn’t get better than a “gooey messy burger”. The sweet potato fries were great. I also might eat our zucchini chips with this recipe or a simple fruit or vegetable on the side to supplement the sloppy joe.
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This homemade sloppy joe sauce tastes so much better than the canned stuff and it's easy to make. I like to blend up the onion and pepper so my kids don't know they are in there, but you still get the flavor from them.
- 2 pounds Ground Beef
- 12 ounces Hickory Smoked Bacon sliced into 1/2" pieces
- 1 Yellow Onion diced
- 1 Green Bell Pepper diced
- Paleo BBQ Sauce
- Paleo Buns to serve
In a large skillet, brown and crumble the ground beef. Add the beef to a slow cooker.
Add the diced bacon to the same pan the beef was cooked in(no need to wash) and cook until it is just starting to brown.
Add the onion and green pepper to the bacon and saute until the bacon is fully cooked, and the onion and pepper are soft and translucent. Add the bacon, onion, and pepper to the slow cooker.
Add the Paleo BBQ sauce ingredients to the slow cooker, stir well, and heat on low for 2 hours.
Serve on My Paleo Hamburger Buns Recipe.