Sloppy Joes on a white plate with fresh sliced fruit in the background

Gluten-Free Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes are the epitome of kid-friendly food, but what adult doesn’t also love a good Sloppy Joe sandwich? I know I do! But I no longer use the canned Sloppy Joe sauce – I make my own. It’s healthier, easy, and just as delicious if not more so. If you’re looking for a classic recipe for these beloved sandwiches, try my Gluten-Free Sloppy Joes.

For the sauce, I used tomato sauce, beef broth, Worcestershire, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, and my secret ingredient that adds extra vitamins and minerals into your children’s diet: ChildLife Essentials Children’s Multi Vitamin & Mineral. It’s a liquid supplement that I simply stir into the sauce when it’s done cooking. This supplement has a lovely orange mango flavor, which complements the sauce and adds a bit of sweetness, so the brown sugar is optional.

Another way to add more vitamins and nutrients into Sloppy Joes is to sneak in more vegetables – diced bell peppers, carrots, zucchini, etc. Dice them small enough and your children won’t notice them.

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Sloppy Joes on a white plate with a bowl of fresh sliced fruit in the background

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Sloppy Joes on a white plate with fresh sliced fruit in the background
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Gluten-Free Sloppy Joes Recipe

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 395kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium white or yellow onion , diced
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup gluten free beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar , optional
  • Kosher or fine sea salt , to taste
  • 8 teaspoons ChildLife Multi Vitamin & Mineral
  • 4 gluten free hamburger buns
  • Hamburger pickle slices


  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Crumble in the beef and add the onions. Cook, breaking up the beef, until the onions are soft and the beef is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook. Stirring for another 30 seconds. Drain the fat from the pan.
  • Add the tomato sauce, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, and brown sugar, if using. Bring to a boil and continue to cook until the sauce is very thick, 6-8 minutes. Stir in the ChildLife Multi Vitamin & Mineral.
  • Serve on hamburger buns with pickle slices.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Sloppy Joes Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 395 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 1022mg43%
Potassium 711mg20%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 1949IU39%
Vitamin C 142mg172%
Calcium 109mg11%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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