Clean Eating Sloppy Joe’s Recipe

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Some recipes just scream, “Summer is coming!” This clean eating sloppy Joe’s recipe, for example…

All the excitement of warm, sunny days, big blue beaches, chlorinated swimming pools and the smells of coconut suntan lotion come flooding back to our memory banks after a long winter has finally ended. A time when we bring out the flip-flops, the tank tops and the BBQ’s, and let the fun times begin.

That’s what this recipe did for me on the cold, wintery night I made it. Good thing I had my memories to warm me or I might have darn well froze to death!

Clean Eating Sloppy Joe's Recipe

Yes, I’m a California girl. So all you have to do is hold an ice cube within 10 feet of me and I swear I’m going to die from hypothermia, but still.

I was freezing.

I swear.

Plus, this was an easy dish for my frozen fingers to make, and I got to stand next to a warm stove while I was doing all that day dreaming. So it was a win-win.


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Clean Eating Sloppy Joes Recipe

Clean Eating Sloppy Joe's

For these sloppy joe's,  I used the Alvarado Street Bakery brand burger buns. Fantastic flavor, and clean!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 161kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry


  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 ½ lbs. ground turkey
  • 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce (no sugar added)
  • ½ cup clean ketchup (the OrganicVille brand is clean or make your own - see link above)
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 medium green bell pepper
  • 1 medium red bell pepper


  • Put your olive oil in a large pan, add the turkey meat and cook over medium heat.
  • Once the meat is cooked, add everything else. Stir until well blended and heated through.
  • Scoop however much you want onto a clean hamburger bun and "get sloppy with that Joe!"


Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 461mg | Potassium: 571mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 850IU | Vitamin C: 35.7mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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  1. Made this last night and even the hubby loved it!!! I added some pinto beans in since I did not have enough ground turkey, and it was just right. I was skeptical with so few ingredients, I thought it would be bland but it was great!!! Can not believe I ever ate the unclean, canned version of this before – never again 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Samantha – Fantastic!! 😀 I’m so happy you liked it!

  2. I have made this recipe twice and LOVE it (so does the family)!!! I am surprised how long the clean ketchup I made with your recipe has lasted without spoiling! It’s been 3 weeks and still smells fine.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Tina – That’s great!! So glad you’re enjoying everything! 😀

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