Sloppy Joes originally consisted of ground beef, onions, tomato sauce or ketchup, and other seasonings, served on a hamburger bun. Try this Daniel Plan version of an American classic..






  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey, beef, or lamb
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced green pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon or yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 cup organic or Homemade Ketchup (page 226)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can no-saltadded tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon organic BBQ sauce
  • 2-3 drops of liquid stevia extract (optional)
  • Parmesan cheese (omit for DF)
  • Whole grain or gluten-free buns or zucchini boats


1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.

2. Brown raw turkey, onion, and green pepper.

3. Add all the other ingredients and mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and simmer 30 minutes.

4. Serve on toasted buns or in zucchini halves

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Homeade Ketchup

Once you know how to make your own and see how easy it is, you’ll have no problem keeping homemade ketchup on hand for any meal.

  • 1 cup dried sun-dried tomatoes, soaked with water
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt

Place all the ingredients into a food processor. Process into a thick paste. Use a spatula to scrape sides, and repeat the process one or two times. Remove the ketchup from the food processor, and refrigerate until ready for use. This homemade ketchup will keep for up to 7 days in the refrigerator.