Sloppy Joe Lettuce Cups


Kid- and keto-friendly, sloppy joes are definitely one of those comfort foods that, minus the bun, you can make a regular dinner or lunch—simply swap out the buns for lettuce cups, and voila, you’re all set!


Category: Dinner Calorie Count: 462 Macronutrient ratio: Carb-induced calories—6% Protein: 23 grams Carbohydrates: 7 grams Total Fat: 38 grams
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 tablespoons bacon fat or butter
  • 1 onion white or yellow, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper sliced
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste unsweetened
  • 1 1/2 cups tomatoes canned or fresh, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 16 ounces lettuce or a whole head, depending on lettuce cup preferences
  • 2 spring onions sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  • Start by greasing a large pan with your bacon fat over medium-high heat, before adding your onion and green pepper once hot. Cook 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add your ground turkey, chili powder, Dijon mustard, and vinegar, cooking until the turkey is browned, 7-8 minutes. Add your tomato paste and chopped tomatoes, and bring to a boil, before reducing heat to medium and cooking an additional 8-10 minutes, until thickened to preference. Season with salt and pepper to taste before removing from heat and letting cool 5 minutes.
  • Serve atop lettuce leaves, sprinkling with spring onions drizzled with olive oil. If storing your mix, refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
    Sloppy Joe Lettuce Cups


Tools Needed:
  • Large pan
  • Chopping knife
  • Cutting board
  • Serving plates

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