Olive oil
1 tbsp
Lean ground beef
450 g
Finely chopped carrots
¾ cup
Finely chopped celery
½ cup
Finely chopped green bell pepper
½ cup
Finely chopped red bell pepper
½ cup
Finely chopped yellow or red onion
½ cup
½ tsp
Garlic, minced
2 cloves
Red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
3 tsp
Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp
Tomato sauce
1 ¼ cups
Sugar-free ketchup
¼ cup
Beef broth or water
½ cup
Keto buns (can be not keto if you are just trying to have a healthy variation of the recipe) or baked potatoes (optional), for serving
Net carbs
Total carbs

Recipe by
Paola Cornu
review by
Ariadna Rodríguez
Test Kitchen
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In a large saucepan or skillet, saute ground beef in 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat, breaking it up as it cooks. Once the meat has browned, add the carrots, celery, bell peppers, onion, and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are beginning to soften, about 5-8 minutes. If the mixture seems dry at any point you can add another drizzle of olive oil.
Add the minced garlic, and cook for another minute or two, stirring occasionally.
Add vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, ketchup, and beef broth to the meat and vegetable mixture. Stir to combine. Simmer over medium-low heat, partially covered, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes, until the vegetables are tender. If the sauce gets too thick you can add another splash of beef broth and/or water. If the sauce is thinner than you like, you can simmer it uncovered and the extra liquid should cook-off.
Season to taste with salt and pepper. Scoop the Sloppy Joes into split buns or baked potatoes and serve.

Best Soppy Joe Recipe

There’s nothing complicated about a Sloppy Joe 🥪

In the most basic sense, the Sloppy Joe is a ground beef and tomato sauce sandwich. The history of the Sloppy Joe, on the other hand, is a little more complicated.

Many credit the invention of the Sloppy Joe to a diner in Sioux City, Iowa, where a cook named Joe added tomato sauce to his "loose meat" sandwiches creating a majestic new dish 🍽️

Others claim that the original Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, Florida, was the birthplace of the sandwich.

Then there are even some who claim that the sandwich was invented in Sloppy Joe's tavern in Havana 🇨🇺

While there is some debate as to where the "original" Sloppy Joe originated, the concept of combining pork, cheese, and bread is so easy that it's no surprise that the Sloppy Joe quickly became a popular American dish. That's why we're sharing this delicious version of it with you today.

Hope you enjoy it! If you decide to try it out, let us know via social ➡️ @eative_official