keto sloppy joes with bun on plate

Keto Sloppy Joes With Bun

A delicious keto sloppy joes recipe that features a keto friendly bun option! Completely made from scratch this sloppy joe sauce has no added sugar. Dive in to get the full experience that we all shared as kids and keep it low carb at the same time!

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keto sloppy joes with bun on plate

The Best Keto Sloppy Joes Recipe

  • Features a keto friendly bun that you can even toast
  • Made from scratch sauce that has no added sugar
  • Can be made with any ground meat

How To Make Keto Sloppy Joes- Step By Step

  1. Start by cooking out your tomato paste, then adding in your tomato sauce. Both are needed here. Don’t skip the paste because this is what thickens the tomato sauce.
  2. Season your keto sloppy joe sauce with salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder.
  3. I do advise seasoning your ground beef before adding with salt and pepper. It isn’t needed if you don’t want but there is a big taste difference.
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  4. You’ll want to add the sweetener in the sauce as well. Sloppy joes are traditionally sweet and so is this recipe.
  5. Add in ground beef into sauce. Allow beef to cook inside the sauce. You will easily be able to tell when it’s done. Cook a little past done by allowing the meat to simmer in the sauce 5-10 minutes.

keto sloppy joes being served

Helpful Recipe Tips

  • Season ground beef prior to cooking. Doing this seasons the meat because if you add it to the sauce only the sauce is seasoned.
  • Non-stick pan is ideal but adding some beef bone broth or any stock will add more flavor and keep moisture as well. Just don’t thin your sauce out too much with it. If you run into trouble simply add in more tomato paste.
  • Granulated or powdered sweetener only! Do not sub liquid sweetener here. Unless you’re using allulose or monk fruit you’re asking for a serious aftertaste.

Keto Friendly Bun?

I use buns from Smart Baking Company. You may remember them for the famous smart cakes they have that I reviewed. 

I found this far easier than making one. Not to mention, you can even toast these!

Top it off!

I grew up having things that I like to add to my sloppy joe sandwiches. One main thing was sliced cheese. Now, that I’m on the keto diet sliced cheese is a no-go. But I do have a delicious cheese sauce that pairs wonderfully!

keto sloppy joes with keto cheese sauce on bun

Macros

Full nutrition label below via Cronometer. It’s not easy to say how much will go on each sandwich because it varies. The label features the recipe split into 4 servings. As mentioned it varies so you may get even more than four. Macros do not include bun.

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Keto Sloppy Joes With Bun

A delicious keto sloppy joes recipe that features a keto friendly bun option! Completely made from scratch this sloppy joe sauce has no added sugar. Dive in to get the full experience that we all shared as kids and keep it low carb at the same time!
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Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 201 kcal

Equipment

  • non-stick frying pan

Ingredients
 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon blackstrap molasses
  • 1/4 cup granulated or powdered sweetener
  • 1 pound ground beef (turkey, chicken or pork is fine as well)

Instructions
 

  • I suggest seasoning your ground meat with salt and pepper beforehand. You don't have to but it does make a difference in flavor. 1/2 tsp of salt and pepper is fine.
  • In a sauce pan on medium heat add olive oil then add in tomato paste. Cook out the paste for a few seconds then pour in tomato sauce.
  • Monitor heat and make sure it isn't bubbling too much. If it is remove from heat or lower heat quickly. A little stock/broth will help as well.
  • Add in your seasonings along with sweeteners. Mix well
  • Toss in ground beef, reduce to simmer and cook until done. As you see in the video it's easy to tell when it's done. Push a little pass done on simmer for about 5-10 minutes to really soak in flavors.

Notes

Helpful Recipe Tips

  • Season ground beef prior to cooking. Doing this seasons the meat because if you add it to the sauce only the sauce is seasoned.
  • Non-stick pan is ideal but adding some beef bone broth or any stock will add more flavor and keep moisture as well. Just don't thin your sauce out too much with it. If you run into trouble simply add in more tomato paste.
  • Granulated or powdered sweetener only! Do not sub liquid sweetener here. Unless you're using allulose or monk fruit you're asking for a serious aftertaste.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Keto Sloppy Joes With Bun
Amount Per Serving
Calories 201
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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