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Sweet Potato Sloppy Joe Skillet (Paleo, Whole30)

  • Author: Abbey Blackwell
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This Sweet Potato Sloppy Joe Skillet recipe is a healthy version of a comfort food favorite, without the buns! It’s easy to make in under 30 minutes, delicious, and loaded with simple ingredients. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner! Paleo, Whole30, and gluten free too!




  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place cubed sweet potatoes on pan. Drizzle sweet potatoes with olive oil and sea salt, and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until tender.
  2. In a large sized skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Sauté onions and garlic for 2-3 minutes of until onions are translucent. Add ground beef and brown, breaking up chunks, until no longer pink. Drain grease from meat.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, make the sauce. Whisk together the tomato paste, tomato sauce, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, cumin, paprika, and garlic powder. Pour the sauce into the skillet and stir.
  4. Stir in the diced bell pepper. Simmer mixture for 3-5 minutes or until the mixture has thickened to your liking.
  5. Remove sweet potatoes from the oven, and combine with meat mixture in the skillet. Add salt and pepper to your liking. Garnish with parsley or green onions.


  • If sloppy joe mixture becomes too dry, add 1/4 cup of water to skillet.
  • To store: keep in the fridge for up to 5 days. 
  • To freeze: let the mixture cool completely, then add to a glass tupperware freezer safe container. Freeze up to 3 months. When ready to eat, thaw in the fridge overnight and reheat in microwave or oven.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 346
  • Sugar: 5.9 g
  • Sodium: 502.6 mg
  • Fat: 19.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.8 g
  • Protein: 23.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 77.1 mg

Keywords: paleo sloppy joe, whole30 sloppy joes, sweet potato sloppy joes