I don’t know what came over me, but last week I got a craving for some good ole sloppy joes! I honestly can’t remember the last time I had one but I knew I needed to make them right away haha! Typically I just throw a bunch of things in a pot, add some tomato sauce, and call it a day..but this time I decided to actually give some thought to what I was doing and I’m sure glad I did because they turned out REALLY good! Like eat straight from the pot (which I caught Nathan doing a couple times) good! My version of Sloppy Joes is slightly sweet (from the Molasses) which is a fun twist on the traditional flavor! You can go the classic route and pile it high on your favorite toasted bun, but these Joes are also really good served over a baked sweet potato, a Yukon gold potato or even in a zucchini boat for a super filling low-carb option!



  • 1 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 3-4 fresh garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 whole carrot chopped

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 lb. ground beef (or ground turkey)

  • 1 Tbsp. steak seasoning blend

  • 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar

  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 Tbsp. Molasses

  • 2 cups tomato sauce

  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat

  2. Once hot, add garlic until it becomes fragrant

  3. Add onion, carrot, and red bell pepper to skillet. Sauté until onions are softened (5-7 minutes)

  4. Transfer veggie mixture to bowl and set aside

  5. Add meat and the steak seasoning to the same skillet

  6. Once meat is browned, add the veggie mixture back to the skillet

  7. Add red wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce to skillet, and cook with meat and veggies for 5 minutes

  8. Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, and molasses to skillet and stir to combine

  9. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to a simmer

  10. Cook until sauce reduces, and mixture becomes thick

  11. Serve on a toasted bun, in zucchini boats, or over roasted sweet potatoes!