Atkins Diet Recipes: Low Carb Sloppy Joes (IF)

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In partnership with FaveHealthyRecipes, I wasn’t sure I was originally going to produce this video as it seemed a bit simple and perhaps too simple to be video-worthy. Then my twins said this was the best low carb recipe I had ever made, so I took to the question to FB fan page, and they demanded (said tongue in cheek) to see the recipe. Fearing to let my fans down, I made plans to prepare it again and record the video this time. I didn’t have time today to make low carb biscuits, but having the sloppy joes on a salad was also very good.

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Low Carb Rib Rub:
3/4 cup SPLENDA® Granular (175 mL)
3/4 cup paprika (175 mL)
1/2 cup chili powder (125 mL)
1/2 cup salt (125 mL)
1/4 cup garlic powder (60 mL)
2 tbsp onion powder (30 mL)
1 tbsp black pepper (15 mL)
2 tsp cayenne pepper (10 mL)
1 tsp thyme (5 mL)

Low Carb Sloppy Joes
1.5 pounds ground beef or chuck (85%/15%)
1/4 cup onion, white
1/4 cup red bell pepper
1.5 tbsp LC dry rub
1/4 cup LC ketchup, Heinz recommended
1 tbsp mustard
1 tsp liquid smoke
Makes 6 Servings.

Nutrition Info per serving (4 oz):
301 Calories, 22.8g Fat, 2.7g Carbs (0.5g Fiber) , 20g Protein
(IF) = Induction Friendly


27 Replies to “Atkins Diet Recipes: Low Carb Sloppy Joes (IF)”

  1. 33Trud

    My husband and I have been on low carb for a month now. He has lost 26 lbs in the last couple of months, but since we began low carb the weight has really began to drop. He weighed 440 to begin with. Your story is very inspirational and makes me feel like we really can continue a low carb lifestyle and become more and more healthy. Thank you for your time and effort and for sharing your knowledge and showing us that there is hope! God bless!

  2. Kent Altena

    I believe I have and remain unconvinced about the dangers of Splenda and have had friends use the stuff for 20+ years with no deleterious effects. Appreciate the concern, but IMHO it's misplaced.

  3. Nunya

    Why are you using splenda in this? Completely unnecessary. For your sake and your children's, do an honest search of what Splenda does to your biochemistry. Thank you for posting this, though. It's a nice recipe otherwise.

    With Concern,


  4. Kent Altena

    Sorry if my announcements affected your enjoyment of the video. In the future, you can go to my blog and see the recipe there without the BS if all you want are low carb recipes.

  5. Kent Altena

    If you are curious about any of my recipes, check their titles.
    (IF) = Induction Friendly
    (IF*) = Induction Friendly with some listed alterations
    (E-IF) = Extended Induction Friendly
    Not listed or (OWL) = Save for phase 2 Ongoing Weight Loss phase appropriate rung

    This one is listed as (IF), so yes it is Induction Friendly.

  6. Kent Altena

    I have posted a few videos on low carb salad dressings both reviews and recipes. (Ranch Dressing, Thousand Island Dressing, Honey Mustard Dressing) Most commercial Caesar dressings are reasonably fine (1g or less), as are many oil — vinaigrettes.

  7. bazingo99

    Wow this was SO good! And a lot easier than other LC sloppy joes I've made. Your dry rub is addicting! I didn't have any lettuce so I had this over a bed of green beans. yum!

    What dressing would you recommend (if any) on lettuce?

  8. Another Amateur

    Liquid smoke is very potent stuff. I find that a few drops is all that is needed to impart a hickory flavor. I also used smoked paprika sometimes. For most meats, poultry, and fish I just use the smoker oven. Don't know how this dish could be put in the smoker, so I guess liquid smoke is the best option. Sounds like a great recipe!

  9. Kent Altena

    Other countries have it too. In fact, another Australia asked in my last pulled pork video, and I found an Australian native brand of it. Misty Gully was the name I found. They say they are in grocery stores throughout Australia.

  10. Kent Altena

    FYI I posted a photo of the liquid smoke section in my local grocery store on my Facebook page. It was right above the BBQ sauce, but you should be able to see a couple of the packages and brands to look for on your shelves.

  11. ursamagick

    Congratulations for the recognition you're receiving for all you efforts! I appreciate your videos, especially those with tips for succeeding on the plan. I have gone thru some difficult days but your videos explained what was happening and gave me the peace of mind and confidence to keep going, And I say this as someone who has done Atkins for a very long time. Being seriously ill and finding out I had major food allergies has been a huge roadblock and is still a continuing problem. Thanks!

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