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Paleo Sloppy Joe Skillet (AIP)

  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 35
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This paleo sloppy joe sweet potato skillet has all of the nostalgia of sloppy joe, but with real food ingredients! It can also easily be modified to be AIP. 



For the sloppy joe skillet

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil/sub avocado oil
  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced finely
  • 34 tbsp green onion

For the sauce 

  • 1 cup nomato sauce for AIP/tomato sauce for non AIP
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


For the sloppy joe skillet

  1. Using a large skillet, melt the cooking fat over medium heat and saute the sweet potato for 10 minutes, or until softened. Set aside and drain the fat from the pan.
  2. Add the chopped onion and ground beef to the clean pan and saute on medium heat. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to break up the ground beef into small crumbles. Stir until browned. Remove from heat and drain the majority of the fat from the pan.
  3. Add the sweet potato back to the beef and onion mixture and combine with the sauce. Stir until well combined. Simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  4. Remove the skillet from the heat and add green onion. Allow to cool and season further to taste.

For the sauce

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until well combined. Set aside.


  1. If you’re not nightshade free or AIP, feel free to add bell peppers to the skillet as well!
  2. All nutrition facts are estimates.
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Category: one pot meals
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 256
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.5g
  • Fiber: 2.7g
  • Protein: 27g

Keywords: sloppy joe, dinner, paleo