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Whole Food Sloppy Joes topped with pickles. They are sitting on top of white parchment paper.

Sloppy Joe's

  • Author: Bailey Sissom
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 sandwiches 1x


  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 1 large red pepper, diced
  • 1 lb of ground beef (organic and grass-fed recommended)
  • 1 TBS homemade steak seasoning
  • 2 TBS honey
  • 1 TBS red wine vinegar
  • 1 15 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 2 TBS of tomato paste
  • 6 Hamburger Buns
  • OPTIONAL: Pickles, red onion or tomatoes for serving


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add oil and red pepper to the pan. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir frequently.
  2. Add ground beef, steak seasoning and honey to the pan. Use a wooden spoon to break up the meat and combine all ingredients.
  3. When the meat has browned, add vinegar, tomato sauce, and tomato paste.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and cook mixture 10-15 minutes, or until desired consistency is achieved.
  5. Serve on toasted whole wheat buns.