Sloppy Joes…an oldie, but a goodie. Or if you’re from Western Maryland…Steamers…an oldie, but a goodie! Yes, out my way we call them Steamers. My grandmother used to make the best Steamers! No Manwich for her though. She would make them with plenty of ketchup – which means lot of added sugar.
I have shared a Sloppy Joe recipe before…but I consider this the new and improved version! This one has no Splenda and its served up in an “open-faced” style low-carb “sandwich.” I have even come up with two ways of serving this deliciousness up!
Low Carb Sloppy Joes, Two Ways
Recipe by: Jamie Boden at My Beautiful Ideal
- 1 pound ground turkey (or any protein that floats your boat)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 1- 14 oz can tomato sauce (no sugar added)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp ground mustard
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp yellow mustard + more for garnish
- Bell peppers and/or beefsteak tomatoes
- In a large skillet on medium/high heat, brown your protein with garlic until cooked through.
- Drain excess fat from your protein and return to pan.
- Lower the heat to medium. Add tomato paste and let cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until combined.
- Lower the heat to low and let simmer for 10-15 minutes.
- To serve in a bell pepper: cut the bell pepper in half and remove the stem and seeds. Fill the pepper with the sloppy joe and top with additional yellow mustard.
- To serve in a tomato: turn the tomato upside down and slice into wedges – be careful not to cut all the way through. (see picture above!) Fill tomato with the sloppy joe and top with additional yellow mustard.
Nutrition: Calories 480, Protein 64g, Carbohydrate 6.3g, Dietary Fiber 1.7g, Total Sugars 2.7g, Total Fat 26g.