Sloppy Joe’s – Grain Free | Nut Free Hamburger Buns

Sloppy Joe’s lately have been a fall back recipe for me when I am busy or running out of dinner ideas. Yes, I run of out ideas sometimes.

I loved these as a kid. Out of the can with white bread. This is a great healthy version with no additives or preservatives. It whips up quick and makes a great portion to have leftovers for lunch.

Thinking that this would be a great recipe for the kiddos, I also paired it with a nut free version of a Hamburger Bun. It is made with Coconut flour and it holds everything together really well. Not to mention the Sloppy Joe goodness is great eaten right out of a bowl!

Sloppy Joe’s

Serves 6
Prep time 15 hours
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 15 hours, 30 minutes
Dietary Dairy free, Gluten Free, Grain free, Lactose free, Sugar free
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Hot


  • 2lb Organic Ground Beef (93/7 - 96/4)
  • 15oz Tomato Sauce (check labels - tomatoes only)
  • 6oz Tomato Paste
  • 1 Bell pepper (Diced)
  • 1 Onion (Diced)
  • 3 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Apple cider vinegar


  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne


1. Get beef into a frying pan and cook throughout. Drain well.
2. Add onion and bell pepper. Toss until onions and pepper start to soften.
3. Add tomato paste and sauce. Don't mix yet.
4. Add all seasonings on top of the sauce and mix into the sauce before mixing everything together.
5. Toss everything together well, cover and cook on low for 20 minutes stirring occasionally.

Grain Free | Nut Free Buns

Serves 6
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 40 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free, Grain free, Lactose free, Nightshade free, Nut free, Sugar free
Meal type Bread, Side Dish, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable


  • 6 Organic large eggs
  • 3/4 cups Coconut flour
  • 1 stick Butter (melted (or 1/2 cup Ghee or oil))
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Water


You can turn a cup upside down to get a uniform circle bun. The pan I used is in my store or here.


1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
2. Add eggs, butter and water to dry ingredients and combine.
3. Use a baking sheet lined with parchment and make patties the size of buns. (See note section)
4. Bake at 325 for 30 minutes. Slice in half.

26 thoughts on “Sloppy Joe’s – Grain Free | Nut Free Hamburger Buns

  1. h

    Thank you so much for this post! :)

    You know with the buns – is it ok to use coconut oil? and when the dough is ready – what kind of consistency should it be – should it be sticky or ?

  2. Lesley

    My daughter and I made this exactly the way you say and it was too liquidy, we had to add another cup of coconut flour and we only used five eggs. There was way too much butter on them but it was too late after we added it. What do you to thicken yours because you are missing an ingredient for sure.

    1. BrittanyBrittany SCD foodie Post author

      I have lots of comments on these and never an issue, so I am not sure what happened to yours…

  3. Audra

    I am SO SO happy to have found these buns! I have tried many paleo-friendly bread and bun recipes and this is by far the best yet!! My picky six year old even said these were delicious and asked me to make sloppy joes on them so I plan to use your recipe for that tomorrow also! Thanks so much. :)

  4. Edna

    Could you tell us how thick to make rolls. Size pan you use. I clicked on your link but it had to many pans so not know which one you use.Thanks

  5. Erick Hinton

    Hi, I was looking at the recipe and was wondering if it really uses three quarters of a cup of coconut flour and 6 eggs….if it does I can see that the person that complained about it being runny might be correct?

    1. BrittanyBrittany Post author

      Nope that is the exact recipe I use and make these quite often. Try sifting your coconut flour and letting it sit a bit to thicken. The batter should not be runny.

  6. Gayle Chapman

    I just made these tonight and mine were not liquidy at all once I got it stirred up real good. My husband loved them with his hamburger

  7. Bernette

    I don’t have a fancy pan but just made them with my hand, a little sticky but manageable…but I’m curious about the pan, do you just put a ball of batter in then as it cooks it expands out? or do you attempt to roll out the batter in the pan? How long do the buns keep for? Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    1. BrittanyBrittany Post author

      No it is spreadable and the circles of the pan are filled. That is why I needed that specific pan.

  8. Holli

    This is a wonderful recipe and I really like your website, (found you thru pinterest). I must admit I was sceptical about the ingredient ratio also. I just kept an eye on things as I added them and ended up using 4 eggs and 1/3 c. Oil to get a slightly sticky dough that I could shape with my hands. I paired it with your sloppy Joe recipe and it was a hit. Thank-you!

  9. Megan

    Just whipped up some sloppy joes for the kiddos and WOW – the recipe is awesome!! My husband is over the moon about the new sandwich round recipe which \”actually tastes like real bread!\” These are both going into my recipe book for safekeeping! Thank you so much!

  10. Dorothy

    We’ve made these a couple of times now and enjoy using them as hamburger buns. They slice pretty well into two. Although they are a bit dry (maybe because our eggs are smaller?) they are better than another coconut flour biscuit recipe we’ve have tried. This recipe is now in our recipe box. Thanks!

  11. Maria

    Just wondering, could I replace the coconut flour with almond flour? Do you think it would work the same?

  12. Becky

    Just wondering if you also use parchment paper in your muffin top pan? Or will it still work if I just rub my muffin top pan with some coconut oil? About to make these and I don\\’t want them to stick to the pan.Sounds delicious! Can\\’t wait to make em\\’. Thanks,Becky

  13. Bob

    Thanks for the recipe Brittany. I just received my organic Coconut flour and the pan you recommend from Amazon.Giving up wheat all together is quite a task. Who would have thought that it\’s in many products one wouldn\’t think off,including \”twizzlers\” red licorice. A very pervasive poison indeed.


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