Clean eating sloppy joe recipe with sweet potatoe

Clean Eating Sloppy Joes

These clean eating sloppy joes will be a family favorite!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword clean eating, manwich, sloppy joe
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 lb ground turkey (sub for beef if you prefer)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (I normally just use half of a large onion)
  • 1 chopped green pepper
  • 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 minced garlic gloves (I use the Pampered Chef garlic press, makes it so easy!)
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 5 pitted medjool dates
  • 4 russet potatoes or sweet potates (whichever you prefer, one per person)
  • Green Onions (optional garnish)


  1. Preheat oven & pop potatoes in the oven to bake so they're finished by the time you're finished with the rest of the steps. (I try to do mine a bit ahead of time so they cool a bit before my small children eat them!)

  2. Brown the ground turkey in a large pan over medium/high heat and then add the onion, cook for a few minutes or until onions start to become translucent. Drain any excess grease. (When using ground turkey there won't really be any excess grease to drain, so you'll only need to do this if you're using beef.)

  3. Reduce the heat to medium and add the green pepper,apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, garlic, dried parsley, and salt.

  4. While that’s cooking, in a small pot, bring ⅔ cup water to a boil and add the dates. Boil 30-60 seconds, just long enough to soften the dates. Remove the dates from the pot.

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

  6. Serve sloppy joe mixture on top of baked potatoes. Garnish with green onions if you’d like!