This keto Sloppy Joe “meal-in-a-mug” is a monument to leftovers and planned freezer food. It is quick to cook up, filling, and delicious. If you have the meat prepared on hand, this is far easier than fast food because it’s fast food in your own kitchen. It’s quick to cook because you are going to use a microwave. I actually bought a microwave just to make these little mug meals. I didn’t have a microwave for 10 years because, basically, I thought they were junky. Enter the mug meal… 😉
The big issue with any of these mug meals is getting the cook time right so that you don’t dry them out. In a microwave, 20 seconds is a lot of time especially for a dish this small. The biggest factors with this Sloppy Joe mug recipe will be how cold your ingredients are. You will warm up your mug and butter initially but you will likely add cold meat and cheese, probably taking you into the 2-minute cook time direction. If you have just made the meat and it is hot out of the skillet, you may want to start at 90 seconds and test for doneness. An under-cooked mug meal with still be pasty in the top center. In that case, top it with the meat and cheese and put it back in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
As for why I am low-carbing it: I am one of those “half of themselves” weight loss stories, down to 140 pounds from 280. You may want to poke around more and check out what I did. I combined the keto diet with intermittent fasting for some massive success. Do not miss the before and after photos!
Here's a fun little meal you can make in a mug, inspired by the Sloppy Joe!
Add coconut flour, almond flour, egg, almond milk, baking powder, meat, and cheese to mug. Mix well with a fork, integrating the egg in particular.
Amanda Rose, Ph.D. lives in the Giant Sequoia National Monument with her husband and two sons. She founded the Eat Like A Bear website to support the awesomely inspiring community on Facebook, Eat Like A Bear!
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