Low carb Sloppy Joes
Roll up your sleeves for this aptly named meal! This fun low-carb dish has all the succulent flavor of the traditional version, but with none of the gluten and added sugars. Indulge your inner child tonight.
- 1¼ cups (5 oz.) 300 ml (140 g) almond flour
- 5 tbsp 5 tbsp ground psyllium husk powder
- 2 tsp 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp 1 tsp sea salt
- 2 tsp 2 tsp cider vinegar
- 1¼ cups 300 ml boiling water
- 3 3 egg whiteegg whites
- sesame seeds (optional)
- 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 (4 oz.) 1 (110 g) yellow onion, choppedyellow onions, chopped
- 4 4 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
- 1½ lbs 650 g ground beef or ground turkey
- 4 tbsp 4 tbsp tomato paste
- 1½ cups (13 oz.) 350 ml (350 g) crushed tomatoes
- 1 tbsp 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 2 tsp 2 tsp salt
- ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ground black pepper
- ½ cup 120 ml mayonnaise or vegan mayonnaise
- 1½ cups (6 oz.) 350 ml (170 g) mozzarella cheese, shredded
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Making low carb simple
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Add the vinegar, boiling water, and egg whites to the bowl. Whisk the dough with a hand mixer for about 30 seconds. Don’t overmix it. (You want the consistency to resemble Play-Doh.)
- With moistened hands, form the dough into 4 or 8 pieces of bread.
- Bake on lower rack in oven for 50–60 minutes, depending on the size of your bread. They’re done when you hear a hollow sound when tapping the bottom of the bun.
- Sauté onion and garlic in a large frying pan over medium high until the onion is soft and translucent.
- Add the ground beef to the pan and increase the heat a little. Fry the meat thoroughly.
- Add the other ingredients and mix well.
- Let simmer for at least 15 minutes on low heat until most of the liquid is reduced.
- Taste and add more seasoning if needed.
- Serve in low-carb bread with a lot of shredded cheese and a dollop of mayonnaise.
I don't have the nutrition information broken down by recipe component. Please also remember though that a restaurant sloppy joe may have additional ingredients like sugars and starches so it may not be a good LCHF option.
Cutting the carb count in this recipe would be difficult as the majority of the carbs are coming from the tomatoes and other ingredients used to make the sauce itself.
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So glad you love it!
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Hi, Amy! Yes, you can freeze the buns! Simply thaw and toast them when you're ready to eat!
I made the buns they were really nice but how do i get a thicker bun base mine were quite thin 🤔