Low Carb Sloppy Joes

August 7, 2018Laura

I used to love Manwich before starting keto! I’ve been craving it for a long time and after looking at a can at the grocery store, decided I would make my own. It turned out really tasty and was approved by my non-keto husband! It actually tastes better than the canned sauce and is made with simple ingredients.

I used half of a Cutdacarb flatbread as my “bun” and it was perfect! I added the sloppy joe mixture and shredded cheese into the flatbread, folded it in half and pan fried it until it was crispy. I didn’t even miss the bun! You could also use your favorite low carb bun or bread for a more traditional sloppy joe. I like serving mine with any low carb veggie such as green beans and it’s great with a side of coleslaw or broccoli salad as well.

Another option is on a chaffle. I keep mine basic and use an egg and shredded cheese, but there are tons of recipe variations that you can Google. These sloppy joes are super easy to make and only require basic pantry ingredients. Enjoy!

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Low Carb Sloppy Joes

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes
  • Serves: 5
  • Calories 218.2


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp sugar free ketchup
  • 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp each of salt & pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper


  • 1)

    Add the ground beef to a large skillet. Break meat apart with spatula and cook over medium-high heat until no longer pink and cooked through. Drain any excess grease and set aside.

  • 2)

    Add chopped bell pepper and minced garlic to skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Add cooked ground beef back into skillet.

  • 3)

    In a medium bowl, mix together tomato sauce, sugar free ketchup, soy sauce, mustard and seasonings. Stir well.

  • 4)

    Pour sauce over ground beef and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Serve on your favorite low carb buns, lettuce wraps or on low carb tortillas.


*Nutrition listed is for sloppy joe mixture only & does not include the low carb flatbread.


Nutrition (Per Serving)

Net Carbs4g
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