Serving healthy, homemade Sloppy Joe filling on top of a baked potato is the perfect way to take something ordinary and make it extraordinary! It’s family friendly and, when served with a healthy dollop of homemade crème fraîche, is a perfect stealth way to get a fermented food into your meal if you are serving this to your kids.
Are potatoes paleo? That depends on who you ask but as a general rule, yes recently most in the paleo community have agreed that potatoes are ok! Also Whole 30 now allows potatoes, just not chips or fries!
- 4 medium russet potatoes
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 medium green bell pepper chopped
- 1/2 small small red onion chopped
- 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 1/2 teaspoons organic chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (omit if paleo)
- 1/2 cup Crème Fraîche (omit if paleo)
- Chopped fresh chives or scallions for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
- Use a fork to poke several holes in each potato. Bake the potatoes on the baking sheet until tender, about 45 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef, bell pepper, and onion. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until the beef is cooked through, breaking up the beef with your spoon.
- Reduce the heat to medium, and add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, and black pepper. Simmer for 3 to 5 minutes, until thickened.
- Slice off a small portion from the top of each potato. Use a small spoon to scoop out some of the potato flesh. Spoon the Sloppy Joe mixture into the potatoes, top with the cheese and Crème Fraîche, and garnish with chives.