Whole30® Sloppy Joes

Whole30® version of those great sandwiches from your childhood. Garnish with green onions.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • ¾ cup chopped green bell pepper

  • 1 ½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic

  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 5 Medjool dates, pitted

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 4 medium russet potatoes, scrubbed


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef and onion in the hot skillet until beef is browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease.

  2. Reduce the heat to medium and add green pepper, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, garlic, parsley, and salt. Mix well.

  3. Meanwhile, bring 2/3 cup of water to a boil in a small pot and add the dates. Boil just long enough to soften the dates, 30 to 60 seconds. Remove the dates from the pot. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the cooking liquid.

  4. Place the dates into a food processor or blender with tomato sauce and tomato paste; blend well.

  5. Add pureed date mixture plus reserved cooking liquid to the beef.

  6. Prick a potato several times with a fork or knife. Microwave on High power until soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Repeat with remaining potatoes.

  7. Serve Sloppy Joe mixture on top of potatoes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

435 Calories
14g Fat
53g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 435
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 791mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 71mg 355%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 1507mg 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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