This Keto Sloppy Joe skillet recipe is delicious, simple, and certain to have your family coming back for seconds. It is low in carbs and fits into a keto-lifestyle with ease.
Keto Sloppy Joe Skillet Recipe
I’ve loved a good sloppy joe back as long as I can remember. Since we started following a keto lifestyle, it’s one meal that I’ve missed, so I decided to create a keto-friendly version. Instantly, this Keto Sloppy Joe Skillet recipe became a hit at our house. It’s simple, it’s sloppy and its’ fun to eat. You don’t “feel” like you’re missing out on any great flavors or taste because this recipe is just that good. If the rest of your family isn’t eating low carb, you can serve theirs on regular buns while you enjoy yours as is on 90- Second Bread, or another low carb bread substitute. I love the simplicity of low carb Sloppy Joe Skillet and my family loves the taste.
Are Sloppy Joe Mixes Keto Friendly?
While the mixes are a quick and easy way to make sloppy joes, many following a keto/low carb diet prefer to avoid certain ingredients in the mixes that increase the carb count. That is why I created this delicious and easy recipe for Keto Sloppy Joes.
When I add the ground beef to the skillet, I prefer to cook extra. I don’t spend a lot of time meal prepping, but one thing I do as often as possible is brown extra ground beef at once and store it in the freezer divided into freezer-safe containers. You can find this tip and a couple of others in 5 easy meal prep ideas.
Bell peppers, onions, and fresh garlic add extra flavor to the ground beef. If you do not have any fresh garlic cloves to brown with the ground beef, one teaspoon of garlic powder is equivalent to three cloves of garlic.
Once your ground beef is browned, add tomato sauce, mustard, butter, and all other ingredients in a skillet and stir to combine. Before you know it, you’ll have a fantastic keto dinner that tastes incredible.
Are there substitutes for Monkfruit Golden and Bragg’s Aminos?
Yes, you can sub Swerve Brown for Monkfruit Golden. Both are sugar-free brown sugar substitutes. Bragg’s Aminos is a healthier alternative to soy sauce. If you are avoiding soy, Coconut Aminos is a perfect sub.
Bringing the Low Carb Sloppy Joe mixture to a boil in a skillet over medium-high heat, then simmering helps all of the flavors to infuse into the ground beef. Once you remove the lid, continue to simmer until the mixture reduces.
How Do I Thicken Keto Sloppy Joe Sauce?
To thicken Low Carb Sloppy Joes, allow your mixture to come to a boil then reduce to simmer with the lid off until it reaches the desired consistency. I cook mine for a total of 20 minutes with the lid on for 15 and off for 5, so that it is thick, hearty, and flavorful.
This easy keto sloppy joe recipe is perfect for any level of keto cooking. You can make it with ease and feel confident it will turn out perfectly every single time.
How To Store Leftover Low Carb Sloppy Joe?
Place leftovers in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can also freeze up to 6 months in a freezer-safe container.
I sprinkled mozzarella cheese on top, but you use any variety that you prefer or skip it entirely. I always grate my cheese by hand to avoid the added ingredients in pre-shredded cheese.
Yum! I was so happy with how this Keto Sloppy Joe turned out! It was hearty, filling, and full of amazing bold flavor. We served a leafy garden salad for a complete and delicious low carb meal.
What Should I Serve with Low Carb Sloppy Joe?
A fresh garden salad would go perfect with Keto Sloppy Joes, balancing out the bold flavors for a delicious healthy meal.
How to Serve Low Carb Sloppy Joes?
The choice is up to you. There are many low carb bread substitutes available. I have listed some of the most popular below. You can also serve over riced cauliflower or as is.
- Low carb hamburger bun replacements such as Sola Golden Wheat Hamburger Buns
- 90-Second Keto Bread
- Easy Keto Chaffle Recipe
All three of these low-carb breads are low in net carbs. 90-second keto bread and the Easy Keto Chaffles are gluten-free.
Tip: If you are gluten-free, I always suggest double checking ingredients. Different brands and varieties may contain different ingredients that could compromise a gluten-free food.
How Many Carbs are in Keto Sloppy Joes?
While the full nutritional information is located in the recipe card at the bottom of the post, this recipe makes six servings at 3 net carbs each.
Other Keto Skillet Recipes to try:
- Low Carb Chicken Philly Cheesesteak
- Keto Cheesy Ranch Chicken Bacon Recipe with Broccoli
- Keto Ground Beef Casserole
- Mexican Cheesy Skillet
- Creamy Garlic Parmesan Pork Chops
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How to Make Keto Sloppy Joe:
Keto Sloppy Joe
- 1.25 pounds ground beef
- 1/2 small onion, chopped
- 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon Monkfruit Golden
- 8 ounce can of tomato sauce
- 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
- 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 tablespoons Bragg’s Aminos
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon parsley
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Brown ground beef with onions, green peppers, and garlic cloves.
- Add all other ingredients to a skillet and bring to a boil.
- Cover, and simmer on low for 15 minutes.
- Remove lid and simmer for 5 minutes or until the sloppy joe skillet thickens.
- Sprinkle 1 cup Mozzarella cheese on top and allow to melt.
- Serve on 90-Second Bread.