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Keto Sloppy Joe Cornbread Casserole

 

This keto sloppy joe cornbread casserole is low in carbs, gluten-free, and absolutely delicious. It’s a great keto option for those who love sloppy joe sandwiches but want to stay in ketosis.

We’ve updated the classic sloppy joe cornbread casserole recipe with some keto-approved ingredients like sugar-free ketchup and sugar substitute to keep the carb count low.

We also swapped out the traditional cornbread mix for our tried and true, keto-friendly version! Instead of cornmeal, it uses coconut flour and manages to fool your tastebuds!

This low-carb sloppy joe casserole is super easy and quick to whip up and toss in the oven.

The end result is amazing – you’re going to LOVE this! A hearty meal with all the flavors of your favorite sandwich without the bun!

If you’re following the ketogenic diet or just trying to reduce your carb intake, this recipe is perfect for you.

If you love cornbread and are missing it on your ketogenic journey then be sure to also check out our Keto Cornbread Recipes for more delicious mock cornbread options! And if you’re looking for another great low-carb cornbread casserole dish then you’ll love our Keto Tamale Pie!

 

 

 

Keto Sloppy Joe Cornbread Casserole

keto sloppy Joe cornbread casserole

keto sloppy Joe cornbread casserole

If you’ve never had a traditional sloppy joe, it consists of ground beef that has been cooked with a sweet red sauce and served on a toasted bun.

This keto sloppy joe cornbread casserole uses ground beef and instead of using tons of sugar, it utilizes a combination of sugar-free ketchup, tomato sauce, and sugar substitutes.

The original was always one of my favorite foods to eat growing up and I have many fond memories of getting extremely messy eating them at my aunt’s house.

This dish is great for making leftovers stretch further on a weeknight or as a filling and mess-free meal for game day! I think we’ve all found that sloppy joes were accurately named but baking it into a casserole makes it much easier to eat without being covered in sauce!

Unless you’re like me and always manage to stain your clothes. 

This dish can be made with leftovers which means you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the table with the family.

How To Make A Keto Sloppy Joe Casserole

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If you’ve never made sloppy joes from scratch, don’t stress! It doesn’t get much easier (or delicious!) than making your own homemade sloppy joe sauce!

It’s not only easy to make but so much yummier than the canned stuff! And don’t even get me started on all of the extra sugar they sneak into those premade sauces!

To make this keto casserole you’ll start by cooking your ground beef with onions, garlic, and spices. Then you’ll add in the sugar-free ketchup, tomato sauce, Worschestire sauce, mustard, hot sauce, and vinegar. 

While that simmers and all the flavors meld together, you can create the cornbread topping by combining the eggs, coconut milk (or heavy cream and water), softened cream cheese, and melted butter.

Once combined you’ll add in the coconut flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar substitute and mix well. 

Then all you need to do is assemble the casserole by spreading the sloppy joe meat and sauce in the bottom of a baking dish and top with the “cornbread” batter, top with shredded cheddar cheese, and pop it in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes! 

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Ingredients for Keto Sloppy Joe Cornbread Casserole

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The following are all the ingredients you will need to make this keto-friendly sloppy Joe cornbread casserole. Note that the full printable recipe card is at the bottom of the page.

  • Ground beef
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Sugar-free ketchup
  • Tomato sauce
  • Worschestire sauce
  • Mustard
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Coconut flour
  • Heavy cream
  • Eggs
  • Cream cheese
  • Butter

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Keto Sloppy Joe Cornbread Casserole

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

This keto sloppy joe cornbread casserole recipe is a quick and easy low-carb, gluten-free dish that can be whipped up in under an hour. A hearty meal with all the flavors of your favorite sandwich without the bun! Plus, the recipe uses coconut flour instead of cornmeal keeping it keto-friendly!

Ingredients

Keto Sloppy Joe Casserole

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ cup of finely chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup sugar-free ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 
  • 2 tablespoons sugar substitute 
  • splash of hot sauce (optional)

"Cornbread" Topping

  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream & 1/2 cup of water combined for 1 cup of liquid
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup melted unsalted butter cooled
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar substitute
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp of sea salt
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese (topping)

Instructions

Sloppy Joe Filling:

  1. In a large skillet brown the ground beef along with the onions and garlic.
  2. Next add the chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Then, add the tomatoes sauce, sugar-free ketchup, mustard, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and a dash of hot sauce.
  4. Allow it to simmer on medium heat for about 10 minutes. While your sloppy joe simmers you can prepare the "cornbread" topping.

"Cornbread" topping

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer combine the eggs, and the heavy cream and water mixture softened cream cheese, and cooled melted butter.
  3. Mix the batter until fully combined.
  4. To this mixture add the coconut flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar substitute together.
  5. Combine until batter is fully incorporated.
  6. In an 8x8 baking dish, spread the sloppy joe filling evenly and then pour the "cornbread" mixture over the sloppy joe and spread evenly.
  7. Sprinkle the top of the keto casserole with the shredded cheddar cheese.
  8. Bake for 35- 45 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick into the "cornbread" portion of the pie and it comes out clean.
  9. Allow it to cool slightly before serving.
  10. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 465Total Fat: 25.1gSaturated Fat: 15.9gCholesterol: 175mgSodium: 304mgCarbohydrates: 5.9gNet Carbohydrates: 4.2gFiber: 1.7gSugar: 3.6gProtein: 25.1g

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Greg Holton

Wednesday 18th of May 2022

Looks awesome. Have not made it yet. Unfortunately cannot do beef but I imagine you can use chicken or turkey instead. Sister does a taco pie loaded with calories. I’m going to spring this on her next time I visit. Thanks

Hilda Solares

Thursday 19th of May 2022

Hi Greg, You could absolutely swap out the ground beef for ground chicken or turkey. Enjoy!

Miriam

Monday 27th of September 2021

Just made this but with ground chicken instead of beef. Turned out perfectly. Didn't end up using the entire "cornbread" topping as it was quite a large portion

Hilda Solares

Tuesday 28th of September 2021

Love that you were able to customize easily. Thanks for sharing.

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