Keto Sloppy Joes

In the heart of a bustling, health-conscious city, there was a diner owned by a chef named Tom. Tom, a culinary virtuoso with a soft spot for classic American comfort food, had recently embraced the ketogenic lifestyle. His diner, a cozy spot with a retro vibe and a modern twist, was famous for its hearty, home-cooked meals. However, Tom was determined to prove that following a ketogenic diet didn’t mean giving up on your favorite dishes. This conviction led him to reinvent one of the diner’s most beloved recipes: the Sloppy Joe.

With a mission to create a Keto Sloppy Joe that would leave his customers both satisfied and adherent to their dietary choices, Tom began experimenting. He swapped the traditional, sugar-laden ketchup for a homemade, sugar-free version, adding a touch of Lakanto sweetener to achieve the perfect balance of sweetness without the carbs. Apple cider vinegar provided a tangy contrast, while a base of extra virgin olive oil lent richness to the dish.

The process started with sautéing finely chopped onions in coconut oil until they were golden and fragrant, setting the stage for the star ingredient: ground beef. Tom chose high-quality beef for its flavor and texture, browning it to perfection before stirring in the ground white horseradish for a subtle kick, kosher salt for depth, freshly ground black pepper for spice, and dry mustard for an earthy note.

As the mixture simmered, melding the flavors into the quintessential Sloppy Joe filling, Tom prepared the Fox Hill buns. These keto-friendly buns were a game-changer, offering the perfect, guilt-free vehicle for the rich, savory filling.

When the Keto Sloppy Joes were served, they were an instant hit. Patrons couldn’t believe something so indulgent could be keto-friendly. Tom’s creation quickly became a signature dish, celebrated by keto dieters and comfort food enthusiasts alike. It wasn’t just a meal; it was a testament to Tom’s creativity, his commitment to his customers’ health, and his unwavering belief that with a little innovation, any dish could be adapted to fit the ketogenic lifestyle. Through his Keto Sloppy Joes, Tom not only changed the way his customers thought about diner food but also contributed to the growing movement of inclusive, health-conscious cooking.

Harlan’s Keto Sloppy Joes

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 3049 kcal


  • 1 cup sugar free ketchup or my barbecue sauce
  • 1 tbs lakanto sweetener
  • 1 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil of coconut oil
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • Brown onion in coconut oil.
  • 2 pounds ground beef Add
  • 1 tbs ground white horseradish no sugar no soy
  • 2 tbs kosher salt
  • 1/4 tspn freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tspn dry mustard
  • 1 fox hill buns


  1. Make sure to choose a meat with a good fat content. If you use a lean ground beef, it will come out dry.
  2. Mix together ingredients and set aside.
  3. Add the following and stir.
  4. Add the sauce and stir well.
  5. Simmer until done.
  6. Serve over Fox Hill Buns.

I learned a long time ago that the best cooking involves the best equipment.

This is the loaf pan I have used for at least 30 years. It will last that long or longer.

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