Sloppy Joes a la Daniel Plan

Morning peeps!

I adapted this recipe from The Daniel Plan Cookbook so It’s diet-friendly, Low GI and without bread it’d be gluten free.


  • 2 Courgettes (Zucchini for those across the pond)
  • 10oz/250g Mince (I used lean beef this time, but turkey thigh works too)
  • 1/2 large or 1 small Sweet Potato, diced
  • 1/2 large or 1 small Red Pepper, diced
  • 1/4 red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup of Passata
  • 3oz/80g Grated cheese (optional, omit this if on Daniel Fast)
  • Wholemeal Bread roll and proper butter (again omit on Daniel Fast)
  • Light olive oil and black pepper for seasoning



  • Split the courgettes lengthwise and place those (skin side down) and the diced vegetables onto a baking sheet or in a small roasting tin drizzle with oil and season with black pepper. Bake at 180C/GM4 for about 20 mins until soft and hot all the way through. (You may need to remove the onion and pepper before that as they are softer,)
  • Brown mince in a frying pan.
  • Using a dessert spoon, press down the centre of the courgettes (or scoop out seeds)
  • You can either mix the veggies and passata in with the mince or layer it like I have (so I can leave onion out of teenager’s and I had a meat-free one) and then spoon passata over
  • Top with cheese and return to oven until cheese has melted.


Tips and variations:

  • If not keen on Courgettes, the mixture can be put straight into the roll like a traditional Sloppy Joe.
  • Meat free is easy, I just put a bit more sweet potato in
  • If you are not having bread, you can have 2 courgette halves to fill you up
  • Add your own veggies, I added diced mushroom once which was quite nice, but I didn’t do that last night so it’s not pictured….have fun experimenting!


Talk To You Later

Anna x


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