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Keto Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes were a go-to staple in our house for quick, easy, and tasty weeknight meals, but now that I’m on the Keto diet, we’re making and eating these yummy Keto Sloppy Joes. On the table in under 30 and with 5 net carbs per serving, serve this family-pleasing favorite with a salad or your favorite veggies.

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OK, I’ll be the first to admit that these aren’t quite as easy as opening a can and browning some beef. But, I submit for your consideration that a quarter cup serving of Manwich has 8 grams of carbs and the second ingredient is high fructose corn syrup (aka sugar).

Making Keto Sloppy Joes from scratch is easy – so easy my 9-year old has made them. And, you can make a double batch of the sauce and freeze it for those nights when you need a quick meal.

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Keto Sloppy Joes Tips

We use lean ground beef which I buy when it goes on sale. Alternatively, you can use any kind of ground beef, just be sure to drain off the fat before adding the sauce. Ground pork, chicken, or turkey could also be used.

Look for cans of tomato sauce that are just sauce. They could be labeled as tomato puree, or crushed tomatoes. Check the label – you don’t want to use sauce that has added sodium or sugar.

Make a double (or triple batch of sauce) and save some for later! And, to save even more time, take the ground beef out of the freezer the night before and leave it in the fridge to thaw so it’s ready to go.

I made the family’s Sloppy Joes on nice buns, but not wanting to eat the carbs, I made mine on a toasted FatHead bagel. It was delicious!

Keto Sloppy Joes are super tasty and super easy; keep this recipe handy for busy weeknights!

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Easy and tasty Keto Sloppy Joes are on the table in under 30!
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Keto Sloppy Joes

Make a double batch of Keto Sloppy Joes and freeze it for another busy night!
Course Keto Dinner Recipes, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword beef, keto, sloppy joes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 267kcal
Author Chef Jenn


  • 1 pound ground beef browned and drained
  • 1/2 cup green pepper chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped fine
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce plain, unseasoned, no sugar or salt added
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar substitute
  • 2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper


  • Brown the beef in a large skillet, then drain off any fat. While it is cooking, finely chop the onions, green (or red) bell pepper, and garlic. 
  • Add the olive oil, onions, peppers, and garlic. Sautee over medium heat until the onions are translucent, about 5-8 minutes.
  • Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, water, brown sugar, mustard powder, Worcestershire Sauce, chili powder, salt and pepper to the pan. Bring to a low simmer and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently, to blend all the flavors together.
  • Serve on your favorite keto bread, and enjoy!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 487mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Net Carbohydrates: 5g

A Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed. Erythritol carbs (sugar substitutes) are not included in the carbohydrate counts as they have been shown not to impact blood sugar, and they have zero calories and zero carbs. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

about jenn

Hi, I’m Jenn!

I’m a cookbook author (Keto Soup Cookbook and Keto Diabetic Cookbook and Meal Plan) as well as a retired chef, recipe developer, and writer of this blog (that’s a lot of hats!). I embarked on a journey to create foodie-worthy Keto-friendly meals that any home cook can be proud of! No matter if you’re low-carb, no-carb, dirty, or strict Keto, there are recipes in Keto Cooking Wins for you and your family. Read more...

4 thoughts on “Keto Sloppy Joes”

  1. What a great option for our BBQ party! Yes, we organize such the parties during the winter months as well. Your sloppy joes are on my list! Thanks for sharing!

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