Seriously this Whole30 Sloppy Joe recipe is a weekly must have on our meal plan.  My kids devour it and Matt and I fight over who is going to eat the leftovers the next day.  It is actually even better than the old unhealthy version of sloppy joe’s that we ate as kids.  I know you are going to love it.  If you are doing the Whole30 and looking for some dinner recipes this is a MUST!  At first I thought it was a little strange but trust me it is delicious.  We paired it with steamed green beans for a complete meal.

Ingredients

1 lb ground beef

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 tablespoon dijon mustard

3/4 cup chopped green pepper

1 can tomato sauce

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon dried parsley

1/2 teaspoon salt

5 medjool dates, pitted

2/3 cup water (reserved)

russet potatoes (one per person)

Directions

Brown the meat in a large pan over medium/high heat and add the onion.  Drain any excess grease.

Reduce the head to medium and add in the green pepper, apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, garlic, dried parsley, and salt.  Mix well.

Meanwhile, in a small pot, bring 2/3 cup water to a boil and add the dates.  Boil 30-60 seconds, just long enough to significantly

soften the dates.  Remove the dates from the pot (reserving the water for later)

Place the dates into a food processor or blender, then add tomato sauce, and tomato paste.  Blend well then add to the beef mixture.

Add 2 tablespoons of the reserved date water.

Wash and dry a russet potato.  Poke the potato with a fork or knife a few times and then microwave for 5-7 minutes.  Until the potato is soft inside.

Serve sloppy joe mixture on top of baked potato and garnish with green onion.