Everyone can enjoy these low-carb, low-sugar Keto Sloppy Joes!

Sloppy joes are homemade comfort food that never goes out of style. The sauce for the ground beef includes sugar-free ingredients like sugar-free ketchup, Swerve sweetener, tomato sauce, and a few spices to make it the best sauce recipe. Serve it over cloud bread for a low-carb sloppy joe meal.

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Low-Carb Sloppy Joes

  • The same classic savory and tangy tomato sauce base has been reworked into a healthy, low-calorie recipe that can be enjoyed by the whole family!
  • Low-carb Sloppy Joes are made in one skillet that can be taken straight to the table for easy serving!

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Easy Sloppy Joe Sauce

BEEF: For the best low carb Sloppy Joe, start with the right ratio of fat to lean for beef. A 90/10 ratio will have more fat and flavor which is preferable in a keto eating plan, but 80/20 will work. Also, crumbled sausage mixed in with ground beef is delicious!

SAUCE: Choose sugar-free and low-carb sauce ingredients and if you can’t get them exactly right, use what you can – and feel free to amp up the spice levels with some cayenne pepper or extra seasonings like this DIY blackening seasoning blend.

BUNS: For bistro-worthy buns, toast the cut sides and then rub a clove of garlic across the toasted sides. Can’t find keto buns or bread? Use low-carb wraps, chaffles, or homemade cloud bread (divine!).

EXTRAS: Get in that nutrition and crunch by adding a handful of shredded coleslaw mix, sliced brussels sprouts, or extra sliced yellow onions.

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How to Make Sloppy Joes

This simple meal can now be enjoyed as a healthy and low carb dish!

  1. Fry ground beef and add bell pepper until softened (as per the recipe below).
  2. And Sloppy Joe ingredients with water and simmer until fully cooked and thickened.
  3. Season as desired and serve over keto buns or in low-carb wraps, as desired.

Sloppy Joe Sides

ALL the sides! Check out these hearty low-carb side dishes! There’s nothing like a cauliflower potato salad, a zucchini pasta salad, or some sautéed asparagus and mushrooms to amp up any meal. Try this tasty low carb coleslaw or a bowl of oven roasted radishes. Options for side dishes are easy to come by with a recipe this good!

Recipe Tips

  • Cook ahead and keep in the refrigerator so the flavors have more time to blend!
  • Simply reheat on the stovetop.
  • Make and freeze sloppy Joe meat sauce for future recipes by storing it in quart-sized portion bags for up to 8 weeks.
  • Cook in batches and serve from a Crockpot so everyone can help themselves!

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Keto Sloppy Joes

It's easy to make low carb Sloppy Joes in one pan that taste amazing!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly



  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ green bell pepper chopped

Sloppy Joe Sauce

  • cup sugar free ketchup
  • cup low carb tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Swerve brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

For Serving

  • 4 Keto Hamburger Buns optional


  • In a medium skillet, scramble fry 1 pound ground beef until no pink remains. Add chopped pepper and cook 2-3 minutes or until it begins to soften.
  • Add the sloppy joe sauce ingredients along with ½ cup of water and simmer 5-7 minutes or until thickened.
  • Spoon meat mixture on low carb/keto hamburger buns.


Nutrition information is an estimate and uses regular tomato sauce and does not include buns. The carbs in nutrition information does not take into account erythritol in Swerve. 
Spoon meat mixture over mashed cauliflower or in low carb/keto hamburger buns.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 1038mg | Potassium: 547mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 207IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American

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At Easy Low Carb® we believe that every meal should be full of big bold flavor! From amazing main dishes and simple sides to the best party snacks, reducing carbs doesn’t mean giving up your favorites!
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  1. 5 stars
    So full of flavor! Very easy, fast dinner or lunch. I followed the recipe as written. I made a plain chaffle to use as my bun. I will make this again. Thank you for a great recipe.