Sloppy Joe Bites

  • Author: Lindsay Grimes Freedman
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


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!



  • 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)


  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.


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