Say to hayyyy to a nostalgic favorite with this Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers recipe.
Seriously, think back to when you were a kid biting into that messy, sloppy sandwich. Who knew in that moment, the only worries you had were how to not get a saucy mess all over your shirt. Now, I’m still worried about getting stuff on my shirt, while being worried about one million other things. Alas, Like Macklemore said, I wish somebody would have told me babe, that someday these will be the good old days. Well you can bite back in time, and with this healthy sloppy joe stuffed peppers recipe.
Waittt… Did I just say healthy and sloppy joe in the same sentence?
Yes fam, I did. My Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers recipe is Whole30 approved, paleo friendly, and keto baby. I bet I just blew your mind, because when I was coming up with this flavor monster… mind. blown.
Here is the other thing. Some of you maybe cooking for a family and are worried, how the heck am I going to feed my children a sloppy joe from a pepper vessel?! Well I got you. Reserve some of your sloppy mix and slap it on a bun. Manwich honestly has nothing on a homemade touch to an old classic. But you be the judge, don’t just take my word for it.
Another reason to hop on the healthy sloppy joe train (yes I just made that a thing) is make one for dinner and bada boom put that other puppy in a tupperware and hello tomorrow’s lunch. Would you believe that the flavors just get better with overnight?!
Well Believe it!!
Whip up a batch of these sloppy joe stuffed peppers and never go back to the canned wall that held you back before!
Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers
- 1 1/4 Pounds Ground Turkey
- 1/2 Onion, small diced
- 1 tbsp Garlic, minced
- 1 Green Bell Pepper, small diced
- 1 Red Bell Pepper, small diced
- 1 Celery Stalk, small diced
- 3/4 cup No-Sugar Added Ketchup
- 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
- 1 tbsp Coconut Aminos
- 2 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
- 1 tsp Chili Powder
- 1 tsp Paprika
- Salt and Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 3 Yellow Bell Peppers, cut in half and deseeded
- Salt and Pepper
- Olive Oil
- Optional: Avocado Chives, sliced
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
In skillet, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat
Once hot, add ground turkey and use a wooden spoon to break up meat
Once done cooking set ground turkey in a bowl on the side
Heat used skillet up again add 1 tbsp of olive oil
Once hot add, onion garlic, chopped bell peppers (not the halved ones), and celery
Allow to cook and become translucent and fragrant
Add tomato paste and stir to cook
Allow to coat veggies
Add cooked meat and stir to combine
Add white wine vinegar, coconut aminos, ketchup, chili powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper
Stir to combine
Add water and stir
Allow the water to cook out until it resembles the sloppy joe mix that your mom used to make
Turn heat off
Line baking sheet with halved yellow bell peppers
Scoop mixture into hollow part of peppers
Bake for 30 minutes
Remove from oven
Top with Avocado and Chives