Sloppy Joes (Recipes for Two)

Sloppy joes from #glutenfree

Who doesn’t love sloppy joes? They make a perfect casual meal, or can be a great simple meal for family gatherings, or when you have a group get together. But most recipes for sloppy joes really can feed a family…or small army!

I really love this smaller version of the Sloppy Joes recipe. It makes sloppy joes more accessible for singles or couples, without having to make a large batch. It makes me so happy!

I actually got this recipe from my brother and my sister-in-law. Their version did not include the green pepper, because my sister-in-law is allergic to peppers. I converted it and made it a little healthier.

I don’t really eat buns anymore, but you can! Find a good sprouted or gluten free bun. Sometimes I will eat this in a lettuce leaf….or my guilty pleasure is to dip organic corn tortilla chips into it….yum!!! It is perfect warmed up as leftovers too!

Without a bun, this recipe is both gluten and grain free. Find the option that works best for you!

Sloppy Joes for Two

My classic, homemade Sloppy Joe made in a smaller batch that is perfect for 1-2 people.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1/2 lb grass fed ground beef
  • 1/4 cup onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp green pepper finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tsp sucanat, coconut sugar or Swerve
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  1. Brown ground beef, garlic, onion and green pepper in a skillet over medium heat.

  2. Once beef is browned, remove from heat and drain any excess fluid.

  3. Add water, sugar, mustard, ketchup and salt and mix well.

  4. Return to stove top and allow to simmer on low for 15-20 minutes. If sauce becomes too thick, add an additional 2 tbsp to 1/4 cup of water to thin.

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