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Guilt-Free Sloppy Joes

February 7, 2023 • 0 comments

Guilt-Free Sloppy Joes
Anything can be considered a health food when sourced and prepared properly. For example, take any classic dish--and with a little bit of intention and effort--you can transform your food from inhibiting health...to promoting it. Nourish your family with this quick and easy, comfort-classic! Note: Conventional buns from the store are typically enriched with iron and other synthetic nutrients and made with flour that has been bleached, refined and laden with glyphosate, or round-up weed killer. For a healthier alternative to store-bought buns, make your own at home with the simple ingredient, quick roll recipe linked below (option for sourdough discard included).
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  • Servings: 8


  • (2 Tbsp.) Beef Tallow
  • (1) Large Onion, chopped
  • (2 1/2 pounds) Ground Beef - 85% Lean
  • (2/3 Cup) Lighthouse BBQ Sauce
  • (1/2 Cup) Homemade Ketchup or Organic Pasta Sauce
  • (1/4 Cup) Coconut Aminos
  • (3 Tbsp.) Worcestershire sauce (gluten-free)
  • (3 Tbsp.) Organic Tomato Paste
  • (1/2 tsp.) Black Pepper
  • (8) Gluten-Free Buns, Quick Rolls or Sourdough Buns


  • In a large dutch oven over medium heat, add the olive oil or tallow and chopped onion. Saute until softened, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the meat and cook, stirring and breaking it up until it is finely ground. Cook until browned, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the bbq sauce, ketchup/pasta sauce, coconut aminos, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste and 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes, until thickened.
  • Serve over toasted buns. Enjoy!

Note: Paul and Jaz’s favorite bbq sauce is Lighthouse BBQ Sauce, a Minot based company that makes the best, clean, sauces inspired by his Grandma’s Mississippi home style cooking. (Link is above!)