Sloppy Joe Bites

These Sloppy Joe Bites are such a fun appetizer or easy weeknight meal! Ditch the bun and keep it low carb + gluten free with sweet potato tostadas!

One summer I happened to try sloppy Joes for the first time. It was at this cute boardwalk restaurant in Ocean City, New Jersey called Brown’s. They also have the best donuts if you happen upon it. But, one summer I wandered up from the beach for lunch and tried their sloppy Joes. I was hooked.

Sloppy Joe Bites

I can’t recall how many sloppy Joes I had that summer, all I know is that they became a quick staple in my house and I never looked back.

When the summer was over I hunted for a good sloppy Joe mix, but nothing was quite as good as that homemade. I’ve only recently perfected my sloppy Joe recipe and I’m pumped to share it with you guys!! It’s super easy to throw together for a weeknight dinner, or a party appetizer!

Sloppy Joe Bites

Today I’m ditching the bun and using little sweet potato tostadas. You can also serve the sloppy Joe meat in a pepper or as a dip with crackers around it. It’s so versatile and so delish!!

I’m making them with my GreenLife pans! Whenever I use pans in my Instagram stories, I get a bunch of questions as to what pans I recommend. These GreenLife pans are pretty awesome and non-toxic (PFAS and PFOA free). They’re also non-stick so there’s none of that sticking to the bottom nonsense. Check them out HERE if you want to learn more 🙂

Sloppy Joe Bites

Sloppy Joe Bites

Slice the sweet potato in ½ inch rounds. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil on a lined baking sheet and lay out the rounds in a single layer. Drizzle another tablespoon on top of the sweet potatoes and roast in the oven for 20 minutes. You may want to check them after 10 minutes to see if they need to be flipped.

While the sweet potatoes are cooking, place the chopped peppers and onions in your GreenLife pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat. Cook, stirring frequently for 10 minutes until they are reduced and golden brown.

Add the ground beef and continue to cook, using a spatula to chop up the beef in small pieces.

Sloppy Joe Bites

Once the beef is no longer pink, add the coconut sugar, ketchup, Worcestershire, garlic powder, mustard powder, and sea salt. Stir everything together and cook for another couple of minutes until the sauce is reduced a bit.

When the sweet potatoes are done, transfer them to a plate lined with a paper towel to soak up any extra oil.

Plate the sweet potatoes in a single layer. Spoon the sloppy joe on top and sprinkle with chopped basil.

Sloppy Joe Bites

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Sloppy Joe Bites

  • Author: Lindsay// The Toasted Pine Nut
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x

Description

These Sloppy Joe Bites are such a fun appetizer or easy weeknight meal! Ditch the bun and keep it low carb + gluten free with sweet potato tostadas!


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Ingredients

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 lb. ground grass-fed beef
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • Handful of basil, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Slice the sweet potato in ½ inch rounds.
  3. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil on a lined baking sheet and lay out the rounds in a single layer.
  4. Drizzle another tablespoon on top of the sweet potatoes and roast in the oven for 20 minutes.
  5. While the sweet potatoes are cooking, place the chopped peppers and onions in your pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat.
  6. Cook, stirring frequently for 10 minutes until they are reduced and golden brown.
  7. Add the ground beef and continue to cook, using a spatula to chop up the beef in small pieces.
  8. Once the beef is no longer pink, add the coconut sugar, ketchup. Worcestershire, garlic powder, mustard powder, and sea salt.
  9. Stir everything together and cook for another couple of minutes until the sauce is reduced a bit.
  10. When the sweet potatoes are done, transfer them to a plate lined with a paper towel to soak up any extra oil.
  11. Plate the sweet potatoes in a single layer.
  12. Spoon the sloppy joe on top and sprinkle with chopped basil.


Notes

Serving: Calories 704; Fat 38.8g (Sat 13.4g); Protein 62.6g; Carb 21.6g (net carb 19g); Fiber 2.6g; Sodium 478mg

Enjoy!! xo

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Sloppy Joe Bites