Sloppy Joe Soup

You know, I think some of the world's greatest recipes were created from people just trying to figure out how to use up all the random leftovers stacked in tupperware in their fridge. I'm not saying this might be one of the world's greatest recipes... okay maybe I am.

The other day I was thinking just that--"How in the world am I going to use up all this random stuff in my fridge?" Well, I ended up just tossing a few leftovers in some beef broth I had going in my crockpot and then BAM!!! With my first bite, I was hit with one of the best things that ever happened to me in my childhood.

Sloppy Joe's.

I could never get enough of those sweet bbq ground beef-filled sandwiches! I remember trying to spoon WAY more filling on my bun than I knew the little thing could handle.  Before I even took a bite, I knew all I'd really be wanting was more of that sweet and tangy sloppy joe sauce and ground beef. Sloppy Joe nights were good nights.

So when this random soup somehow turned out to taste just like it, I decided I would actually write down a recipe, call it a GAPS approved sloppy joe soup, and share it with some of you, hoping that maybe a few of you are sloppy joe lovers, too.

This is probably one of the boldest soups I've made. Most of my soups are pretty gentle--rich and flavorful but not overly bold. This one though--this one is a different story. It's sweet and tangy, and loaded with ground beef and green peppers. You might love it. You might eat the whole pot. You might be wishing I had never shared this.  One way or another, hopefully it'll at least bring back some childhood memories:)

low carb

paleo sloppy joe soup

Sloppy Joe Soup
Author: Amy MoffatPrep time: 5 minCook time: 30-40 minServings: 4-6


2 lbs ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 c beef broth
1 26 oz box tomato puree
1/3 c honey
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp coconut aminos
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp ground allspice


In a large pot, brown the ground beef, onions, and green peppers together until meat is no longer pink
Add the broth and the rest of the ingredients, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 25-30 minutes

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