Easy homemade skillet burgers (sloppy joes)
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Skillet Burgers (Sloppy Joe’s) ~ Allergy-Friendly

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Skillet Burgers (Sloppy Joe’s) ~ an allergy-friendly one-pan meal you will make again and again.

Skillet Burgers are a healthier version of the package mix I grew up with known as Sloppy Joe’s. Don’t worry it’s still a one-skillet recipe, takes about 30 minutes, and thank goodness something everybody in the house likes to eat.

I don’t know about you, but when I was growing up I could never figure out why these were called Sloppy Joe’s! My mom always said it was because they were messy to eat.

Did you know a man named Joe really did come up with the idea of adding tomato sauce to ground meat for sandwiches?

 

healthy sloppy joes with allergy-free options

 

This version of Sloppy Joe’s has a few extra special ingredients that blend in nicely and if chopped really finely aren’t even noticed by suspicious picky eaters.

 

Here Are Some Delicious Ways To Serve Skillet Burgers:

  • on toasted burger buns ~ gluten-free if needed
  • scooped over sliced french bread ~ toasted
  • between toasted hoagie rolls
  • over spaghetti squash or zoodles
  • on sweet potato toast

Soppy Joe’s are absolutely divine on these homemade gluten-free sandwich rolls!

Easy homemade skillet burgers (sloppy joes)

 

My son would often add grated cheddar cheese to his skillet burger and if that sounds good dairy-free folks could enjoy this idea too by adding some Follow Your Heart Dairy-Free Cheddar Shreds.

 

skillet burgers ~ one pan meals

 

To Make Skillet Burgers (Sloppy Joe’s) You Will Need These Ingredients:
1. Lean ground beef, turkey, or chicken
2. Onion
3. Celery
4. Fresh Mushrooms
5. Garlic
6. Tomato Sauce
7. Water
8. Salt & Pepper
9. Worcestershire Sauce or the homemade corn-free and allergy-friendly version.

 

**Please Note:
Worcestershire sauce ~ Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce is gluten, peanut, soy, tree nut, dairy, shellfish, and egg-free. Annie’s Worcestershire Sauce contains soy, cornstarch, and wheat.

 

To make a corn-free and allergy-friendly substitute for Worcestershire sauce, try this recipe:

Worcestershire Sauce From Scratch:

3/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp chili powder ~ rounded or add an extra pinch
1/4 tsp ground cloves ~ rounded or add an extra pinch
1 clove garlic, grated
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3 tbsp fish sauce ~ Red Boat Fish Sauce is shellfish-free
3 tbsp honey or agave syrup
1 tbsp plus 1 tsp molasses
2 tsp tamarind paste

Whisk ingredients together and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

 

If you are lucky enough to have any leftovers, enjoy another sandwich or try one in a wrap.

Enjoy!

Skillet Burgers (Sloppy Joe's)    

A homemade healthier version of Sloppy Joe's. Delicious with ground beef, turkey, or chicken.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute recipe, allergy-friendly, dairy-free, dinner, egg-free, lean ground beef, nut-free, skillet burgers, sloppy joe's, soy-free
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 201kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef turkey, or chicken
  • 1 cup chopped onion chopped finely
  • 1 cup chopped celery chopped finely
  • 1 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce See allergy-free information in the notes or the original post.

Instructions

  • In a skillet brown ground beef. Drain if necessary.
  • Add back to the skillet with chopped onion, celery, and garlic. Cook a few minutes then add mushrooms.
  • Let cook a couple of minutes and then add all other ingredients.
  • Simmer without a lid for 20-30 minutes. Wow! That was easy!
  • Serve on toasted buns, rolls (gluten-free if needed), or with rice. My son even likes this in a crunchy taco shell.

Notes

Please Note:  Worcestershire sauce ~ Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce is gluten, peanut, soy, tree nut, dairy, shellfish, and egg-free. Annie's Worcestershire Sauce contains soy, cornstarch, and wheat.
 
Leftovers disappear quickly. I like to make a double batch and freeze half for a quick dinner or lunch another time. I hope you enjoy this quick, delicious dish.
Calorie and nutritional counts are without the bun.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 726mg | Potassium: 846mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 379IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 4mg

 

Worcestershire Sauce From Scratch:

Allergy-Friendly homemade Worcestershire Sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Sauces and Condiments
Keyword: allergy-friendly, corn-free, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, homemade, nut-free, soy-free, Worcestershire Sauce
Servings: 20 Servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder rounded or add an extra pinch
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves rounded or add an extra pinch
  • 1 clove garlic grated
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce Red Boat Fish Sauce is shellfish-free
  • 3 tbsp honey or agave syrup
  • 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp molasses
  • 2 tsp tamarind paste

Instructions

  • Whisk ingredients together and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving

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2 Comments

  1. My granddaughter is allergic to tomatoes, carrots, beef, gluten, dairy, and eggs. We are adjusting but she gets tearful when we can’t find replacements for 2 of her favorites. Pizza and sloppy joes. Please help if you can.

    1. Hi Donna,

      You may already know some of this but I will share what I would try. There was a time that I had to limit tomatoes and I used pesto on my pizza. I make my own pesto using the recipe on my site, Cashew-Lemon Basil Pesto.You could also use olive oil and garlic instead of sauce or a vegan white sauce.
      We buy the Schar Pizza Crust and Mama Mary’s ~ both are gluten-free and vegan ready-made shells. I also sometimes make my own gluten-free crust using the recipe on my site, GF Thin Pizza Crust.
      My favorite dairy-free mozzarella cheeses are, Follow Your Heart and Daiya.
      Apple Gate brand of ham is gluten and dairy-free. I have a really good substitute for sausage on my site made with ground turkey that we use instead of sausage, Turkey and Sage Breakfast Patties. You can make the patties ahead and keep them in the freezer and then crumble for pizza. It tastes so much like sausage no one ever knows the difference.
      I hope this helps you as far as pizza. I am still working on Sloppy Joes for you.

      Take care! Mary

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