Bombay Sloppy Joe on Low-Carb Buns

by November 2, 2018

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

Grain-free, paleo, low-carb hamburger buns smothered in a naturally sweet and salty Indian-inspired sloppy joe mix. Made with your choice of turkey, beef or pork.

Eating Style:

Gluten-free, Grain-free, Keto, Paleo, Refined Sugar-free, Soy-free, Sugar-free

Prep Time:




Add-ins One



  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/3 cup finely diced white onion
  • 1 pound ground turkey, beef or pork
  • Whole chilli, crushed

Add-ins Two


  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.


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.

Nutrition Information based on 1/6 of sloppy joe mixture with 1 keto bun.

Nutrition Information Per Serving



Calories from Fat:


Total Fat:

16.8 g

Saturated Fat:

4.8 g


88 mg


855 mg


23.3 g

Dietary Fiber:

11.3 g

Net Carbs:

12 g


3.2 g


29.8 g

Hi! I'm Leanne (RHN FBCS)

a Functional Medicine Practitioner, host of the Healthful Pursuit Podcast, and best-selling author of The Keto Diet & Keto for Women. I want to live in a world where every woman has access to knowledge to better her health.

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