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Cheeseburger Sloppy Joe Recipe

Sloppy Joes, the ultimate mom-doesn’t-care dinner. I grew up really disliking sloppy joes for no particular reason. It’s not that they didn’t taste good, I just didn’t like them. For that reason, I often forget to make them, even though my family (myself included) really likes them now.

We actually really like them on Paleo Waffles, but since making the transition to a low-carb lifestyle, we haven’t had them lately. Everyone in our family really loves cheeseburgers (a lot), so the idea of combining our favorite food with an easy-to-make dinner made a lot of sense to me.

Sloppy Joes for Dinner!

Turns out, the combo of sloppy joes and cheeseburgers is a winner! And we also found that this meal is best served with Low Carb Cheddar Garlic Biscuits. So good! Add some chopped romaine and a slather of mayo on your biscuit and this is the perfect comfort food.

Low-Carb Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes {primal}
Low-Carb Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes {primal}

Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 12 slices Thick-Cut Bacon
  • 2 lbs Ground Beef
  • 2 Tbsp Grass-Fed Butter
  • 1 large Yellow Onion, diced
  • 4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Plum Tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tsp Yellow Mustard
  • 1/2 cup Beef Stock/Broth
  • 2 Tbsp Heavy Cream
  • 10 oz Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded

Serving Suggestions

  • 1 batch Low-Carb Cheddar Garlic Biscuits, for low-carb option
  • 1 batch Paleo Waffles, if not low carb
  • Romain Lettuce, chopped
  • Paleo Lime Mayo


  1. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil and place the bacon in a single layer on it. Put in the cold oven, turn it on to 400°F, and set the tier for 20 minutes. Remove the bacon when it is cooked and crispy (but not overcooked) and drain on paper towels. Dice into small bits when cool enough to handle.
  2. While the bacon is cooking, brown the ground beef in a large skillet. When completely browned, drain any excess grease.
  3. While the beef is browning, melt the butter in a small skillet. Add the onions and garlic and saute until translucent, browned, and fragrant.
  4. With the burner still turned on to medium heat, add the cooked onions/garlic, salt, pepper, chopped tomatoes, and mustard to the ground beef. Stir to combine everything evenly. Add the beef stock and cream and stir. Allow to gently simmer for about 3-5 minutes to allow the mixture to thicken slightly (there will still be liquid in the pan).
  5. Add the diced bacon and the shredded cheese to the skillet. Stir to mix everything together and to allow the cheese to melt into the mixture.
  6. Serve hot over Paleo Waffles (if not low carb) or Low-Carb Cheddar Garlic Biscuits. Spread a little mayo on the waffle or biscuit, add a little chopped romaine, and put sloppy joes on top.


  • Nutrition Facts do not include biscuits or waffles

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 709Total Fat: 60gSaturated Fat: 26gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 166mgSodium: 1042mgCarbohydrates: 4gSugar: 1gProtein: 35g

Nutrition is calculated by a third party and may not be 100% accurate

  1. 5 stars
    Hi! First of all I have been reading/copying down your recipes for the last 2 hours! I was wondering if you thought this recipe could be done without the heavy cream? We are new to paleo but I am lactose intolerant. I can figured my way around the butter, I think!


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