Bombay Sloppy Joe in Low-Carb Buns (grain-free, paleo, low-carb, keto)

Sloppy Bombay Joe in Low-Carb Buns #grainfree #paleo #lowcarb #ketoGrain-free, paleo, low-carb, keto hamburger buns smothered in a naturally sweet and salty Indian-inspired sloppy joe mix. Made with your choice of turkey, beef or pork.

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Sloppy Bombay Joe in Low-Carb Buns #grainfree #paleo #lowcarb #keto

Indian + Sloppy Joe? A combination I never thought I’d see. But strangely, it works. So well in fact, that my I avoid Indian food as much as possible husband snuck the leftovers into his lunch bag the next day and told me he, ‘didn’t know where they went’.

If you love curry; heck even if you don’t, you may just love this combination of Eastern spice and Western convenience. Basically, think of this like keto curry, on a bun, and perfect for summer.

Sloppy Bombay Joe in Low-Carb Buns #grainfree #paleo #lowcarb #keto

And the buns! The Ultimate Keto Buns in today’s recipe are courtesy of KetoDiet Blog. Martina; a fellow high-fat, keto advocate and creative genius behind The KetoDiet App, created this grain-free, keto-friendly, paleo, authentic, absolutely mind blowing bun. I’ve made these keto buns at least half a dozen times.

Sloppy Bombay Joe in Low-Carb Buns #grainfree #paleo #lowcarb #keto

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Keto Bombay Sloppy Joe on Low-Carb Buns
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Recipe type: Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Egg-free (Joe), Low-Carb, Keto
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Serves: 6
 
Grain-free, paleo, low-carb, keto burger buns smothered in a naturally sweet and salty Indian-inspired sloppy joe mix. Made with your choice of turkey, beef or pork. Recipe adapted from Aarti Sequeira.
Ingredients
Add-ins One
Sauce
Meat
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ⅓ cup finely diced white onion
  • 1 pound ground turkey, beef or pork
  • Whole chilli, crushed
Add-ins Two
Instructions
  1. Get started on the Keto Buns first. Once they’re halfway done, start with your sloppy joe. Once the buns have cooled, slice them and set aside.
  2. Add avocado oil and pistachios to a frying pan and toast on low-medium heat for 4-5 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of avocado oil to a medium-sized saucepan and heat on medium heat. Add minced ginger and garlic. Cook for 1 minute until brown, then add tomato sauce, water, chilli, garam masala or curry powder (depending on the type of meat you’re using), salt and paprika. Cover and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer while you continue with the following steps.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons avocado oil to a frying pan and heat on low-medium heat. Add cumin seeds, toast for 1 minute. Add onion and stir. Saute for 5 minutes. Add ground beef and crushed chilli. Cook until meat is no longer pink.
  5. Transfer cooked meat to tomato sauce. Cover and bring to a boil, on medium. Tilt the lid off just a bit, to let the steam escape. Simmer on low-medium for about 15 minutes, until the mixture thickens up.
  6. Once complete, stir in coconut milk, apple cider vinegar and toasted pistachios. Plop a hefty serving onto the prepared, sliced buns and top with fresh cilantro.
  7. Sloppy Joe mixture can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days, or in the freezer in an airtight container for 2 months.
Notes
Keto Buns: if you’re not using keto buns, you could also try my Flaxseed Focaccia as a base. Or, use romaine lettuce cups.

Avocado Oil: if you’re using ground turkey, duck fat goes very well with this recipe. Coconut oil or red palm oil would work well, too.

Whole Chillis: if you don’t like it hot, go easy on the chilis! You could also use crushed red pepper if that’s what you have on hand.

Instant Pot: Make this in your pressure cooker by using the saute feature to prep all of the ingredients, then add all sauce ingredients to the pot with sauteed ingredients. Turn on high pressure for 10 minutes. Done. If you choose to grab an Instant Pot, you can use the coupon code HEALTHFUL at checkout for $10 off.

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Sloppy Bombay Joe in Low-Carb Buns #grainfree #paleo #lowcarb #keto

I started by making the keto buns so that they had time to cool while I prepared the rest of the keto meal.

Add dry ingredients to your stand mixer. A hand-held would work, too.

Sloppy Bombay Joe in Low-Carb Buns #grainfree #paleo #lowcarb #keto

This is what the keto dough should look like when everything is mixed. At first, when you add the water you’ll probably think you screwed up somewhere and are making soup instead. Give it a couple of seconds, it’ll thicken up.

Sloppy Bombay Joe in Low-Carb Buns #grainfree #paleo #lowcarb #keto

Shape into buns, this keto recipe makes 10 keto buns. They’re great frozen and then reheated in the toaster.

Sloppy Bombay Joe in Low-Carb Buns #grainfree #paleo #lowcarb #keto

Place in the oven, and start making your sugar-free, keto sloppy joe! You could make this entire keto recipe in your slow cooker or Instant Pot.

For Instant Pot, use the saute feature to prep all of the ingredients, then add everything to the pot, turn on high pressure for 10 minutes. Done. If you choose to grab an Instant Pot, you can use the coupon code HEALTHFUL at checkout for $10 off.

Otherwise, continue on…

Sloppy Bombay Joe in Low-Carb Buns #grainfree #paleo #lowcarb #keto

Saute the onions with cumin seeds, they’ll get nice and fragrant.

Sloppy Bombay Joe in Low-Carb Buns #grainfree #paleo #lowcarb #keto

I chose to use ground turkey thigh (because it’s higher in fat) than straight-up turkey breast. I was happy to see this at the store!

Sloppy Bombay Joe in Low-Carb Buns #grainfree #paleo #lowcarb #keto

Once the meat is cooked, add it to your keto sauce.

Again, all of this can be done in the Instant Pot without having to dirty up multiple dishes. Saute everything together, add the keto sauce ingredients, cover and cook for 10 minutes.

Sloppy Bombay Joe in Low-Carb Buns #grainfree #paleo #lowcarb #keto

There you have it, a sugar-free, keto sloppy joe recipe real buns, that make you feel like a real human. Authentic, delicious, good for you.

Sloppy Bombay Joe in Low-Carb Buns #grainfree #paleo #lowcarb #ketoWill you try the Ultimate Keto Bun recipe? What are your favorite keto bun fillings? I’m a sucker for bacon, lettuce + tomato!

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  1. Just made these tonight, they are incredible!! Makes you feel like you are enjoying a normal meal that doesn’t even feel like keto. If anyone is struggling with the buns being too moist inside, it helped to leave them in longer than the recipe calls for and then pop them in the toaster oven before assembling the sloppy joes, just to get them nice and firm.

  2. How much water and tomato sauce? They aren’t on the ingredient list. I guess I’ll wait until tomorrow night- I am not a good cook who can improvise. Super excited to try these though.

    • Hey! In the list of ingredients under “Sauce,” the measurements are there for tomato sauce and water. It should be 1 (15-ounce) can of sugar-free tomato sauce and
      ¾ cup water. I hope this helps!

  3. Well then…both recipes simply ROCK! The buns are now a staple for me and the Indian inspired sloppy joe filling (I did add extra spice) is quite savory. But both together just work! To quote my carb consuming, vegetable avoiding, carnivorous hubby after polishing off his third sandwich, “I could hurt myself with these!” Delicious!

  4. Keto Buns are fantastic! Love them. Even toasted for breakfast.
    Thanks for sharing. My new “go to” bread.

  5. They look divine, Leanne! Thank you so much for including my recipe! <3

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