Sloppy Joe Baked Potatoes

Easy and grain-free, these Sloppy Joe Baked Potatoes are a delicious twist on an American favorite dinner. 

Grain-Free Sloppy Joe Baked Potatoes from Without Grain by Hayley Ryczek | RaiasRecipes.comEven though Sloppy Joes have been considered an ‘American favorite,’ since their beginning in the 30’s, I have to confess that when I was growing up they were pretty far down on my list of “favorite foods.”

I was one of those kids who hated the different foods on their plate touching, preferring my plate clean and my fingers unstained. Sloppy Joes were a kind of enigma to me. Why would anyone want to eat food that was falling out all over the place?

And on top of my aversion to messy plates, the Sloppy Joes I was introduced to at potlucks and friends’ houses were from cans and therefore pretty undesirable to a little girl spoiled by her mom’s homemade, from-scratch cooking. Because, of course, homemade anything is 100x better than a processed, store-bought version!

Grain-Free Sloppy Joe Baked Potatoes from Without Grain by Hayley Ryczek | RaiasRecipes.com

A few weeks ago, Hayley from Health Starts In the Kitchen, sent me a copy of her freshly hardbound cookbook, Without Grain. When I saw the Baked Potato Sloppy Joe recipe I was excited to try it out on my family! The filling looked delicious and easy to mix up, and I was sure that I would much prefer eating my Sloppy Joes on baked potatoes, rather than on a bun that refuses to contain its filling.

My excitement was not unfounded. The Baked Potato Sloppy Joes were exactly what I’d predicted: easy, delicious, and definitely not as messy as on a bun. 😉 Of course, there’s always a rebel in every family, and my husband picked up his baked potato and ate it like a sandwich, insides spilling out all over

Grain-Free Sloppy Joe Baked Potatoes from Without Grain by Hayley Ryczek | RaiasRecipes.comThis delicious take on Sloppy Joes aren’t the only amazing thing about Hayley’s cookbook. It’s full of recipes anyone would love to have on their table, whether you’re eating a grain-free diet, or not

  • Sliceable Sandwich Bread
  • Crispy Belgian Waffles
  • Homemade Cinnamon Crunch Cereal
  • Fried Calamari
  • Egg Rolls
  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken
  • Beef Stroganoff with Zoodles
  • Thai Red Curry Shrimp
  • New York-Style Pizza

There’s even a “Kid Approved” section with things like No-Corn Corn Dogs, Pepperoni Rolls, and Soft Pretzels, though I’m pretty sure my kids will approve of everything in this cookbook. 😉

And of course my favorite chapter: desserts! Let me just say that Funnel Cakes and Chocolate Sandwich Cookies are going on my menu…

Without Grain by Hayley Ryczek | RaiasRecipes.comHayley doesn’t just dish out the good recipes, though. Without Grain is full of helpful info on going grain-free: the why, the how-to, tips for budgeting, as well as substitutions for those with allergies.

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On top of letting me share her delicious Baked Potato Sloppy Joe recipe with y’all, Hayley’s also letting me give away one of her cookbooks! Make sure you enter below before October 26 for your chance to win!

Grain-Free Sloppy Joe Baked Potatoes from Without Grain by Hayley Ryczek | RaiasRecipes.com

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Sloppy Joe Baked Potatoes
Taken from Without Grain by Hayley Ryczek. Used with permission. Free of grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and sugar.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 lb. ground beef
  2. 1 small onion, chopped
  3. 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  4. 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  5. 1/2 c. ketchup
  6. 1 T. honey
  7. 2 t. chili powder
  8. 1 t. dry mustard powder
  9. 1 t. Worcestershire sauce (make sure it's gluten-free!)
  10. pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  11. sea salt & black pepper, to taste
  12. 4 russet potatoes, baked
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the beef, onion, green pepper, and garlic for 3-4 minutes, until soft.
  2. Reduce the heat to low and add the ketchup, honey, chili powder, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and red pepper.
  3. Simmer for about 5 minutes for the flavors to combine, seasoning with salt and pepper.
  4. Split open the baked potatoes.
  5. Divide the Sloppy Joe mixture evenly among the potatoes, scooping it on top of each.
Notes
  1. Serves four.
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61 thoughts on “Sloppy Joe Baked Potatoes

  1. Wow these look delicious! I can’t wait to try these. I would also LOVE to try the crispy Belgian waffles, topped with local maple syrup! Yum! 🙂

  2. Ohhhhh! I’ve had mushrooms as buns, lettuce wraps, and loads of other substitutions, but I never thought of this. I love how the sloppy joe flavors would compliment the potatoes! I’m going to need to try this soon. It was lovely to find your blog through Gluten Free Fridays, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  3. These look delicious. Cant wait to try them for lunch today. Great recipe to celebrate the beginning of fall. And this is the first year that we grew our own potatoes.

  4. Hi Raia,
    Sounds like a delicious healthy, hearty sloppy joe recipe that is perfect for this time of year when the weather is cool and crisp. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!

  5. Ha! I felt exactly the same way about sloppy joes as a kid!! And about homemade vs packaged – I had an argument with some friends once when I was about 7 about whether or not pancakes came from a box. I was adamant there was no way pancakes could come from a box (because I’d helped my mom make them for as long as I could remember), and they were adamant you couldn’t make them without a box mix!

    Now sloppy joes in a potato makes much more sense to me 😉 Thanks for sharing this on WNWNW, I’m pinning and sharing.

    1. Haha! Yes, I remember conversations like that with my friends, too. 😉 What a blessing being taught to cook from scratch was! Thanks so much for pinning and sharing, Danielle. 🙂

  6. I am loving this idea of using the potato instead of bread. I will have to try this when my two carnivores, my niece and nephew, get back in town. They always get so mad that Auntie Mindy can not serve them gluten. I’m going to fish through and see what your doughnut recipes call for. They would love me to bits for that.