Gather ingredients. Chop green bell pepper and onion. Mince or press garlic.
Place the ground beef (or turkey or pork) in a medium frying pan and turn the heat to medium. Break meat up into tiny pieces as it cooks. This will take about 7 minutes.
When the meat is almost cooked through, stir in all of the other ingredients, finishing with the water, last. Bring up to a simmer, turn down to medium low and simmer uncovered for about 15 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings.
Serve on a bun or see other ideas in the post. Serves 6 at approximately 1/2 cup per serving. NET CARBS: 3g per serving.
*use regular brown sugar if you aren't low carb and coconut sugar if you are Paleo.
Homemade Sloppy Joes Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 233Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.