Low-Carb Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes {primal}
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5 from 2 votes

Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 8
Calories: 709kcal
Author: Kendra Benson


  • 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


  • 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.
  • While the bacon is cooking, brown the ground beef in a large skillet. When completely browned, drain any excess grease.
  • While the beef is browning, melt the butter in a small skillet. Add the onions and garlic and saute until translucent, browned, and fragrant.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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