Tastykitchen.com Lunch Lady Sloppy Joes Recipe

Total time: 30 minutes

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Net Carbs are 7% of calories per serving, at 26g per serving. Although the amount is above what's considered keto-friendly, it shouldn't kick you out of ketosis.

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Keto & Health Insights for Tastykitchen.com Lunch Lady Sloppy Joes Recipe

  • Net Carbs are 7% of calories per serving, at 26g per serving. This food is a little higher than what's considered keto-friendly but it falls within a range that won't kick you out of ketosis. Take into account any foods you've already consumed. It's recommended that you track the macros of your daily food consumptions—this makes it easier to avoid overconsumption.
  • This food contains trans fat, a type of fat that's considered extremely unhealthy. Trans-fatty acids elevate bad cholesterol and lowers good cholesterol. And increases the likelihood for heart disease, strokes, and Type 2 diabetes. The FDA has mostly banned high amounts of trans-fatty acids in prepared foods, but you can still find trans fat quantities on food labels. Especially for most fast-food meals. Learn more about unhealthy fats.
  • This food's %DV (daily value percentage) for sodium is 24%. At 547mg, it's considered high in sodium according to the FDA's standard for %DV (daily value percentage), which considers any food with %DV of more than 20% as high in sodium. The organization recommends 2300mg of sodium as the daily limit. High sodium is believed to be associated with health problems such as heart disease, strokes, high blood pressure, and kidney malfunctions. There's also a belief that diets with high amounts of salt correlates with obesity, but the link hasn't proven to be so direct. Instead, salt may trigger overeating by increasing the feeling of hunger, according to studies referenced in this WebMD article about salt & obesity. Add-ons such as sauces and condiments are the usual high-sodium culprits in most restaurant meals. Sodium additives are responsible for most high sodium amounts in packaged foods, especially frozen meals. For most adults, a healthy range for daily maximum sodium consumption is between 1500-2300mg; foods should be within 5%-20% DV per serving.
  • This meal may require cooking oil. Not all cooking oils are healthy. Extra virgin olive oil and avocado oil are the best cooking oils to use in recipes, whereas plant-based oils are the worst for your health. Virgin coconut oil and butter fall in the middle. Learn more about the healthiest and unhealthiest cooking oils.

Tastykitchen.com Lunch Lady Sloppy Joes Recipe Nutrition Label

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 8 servings   ( 210 g )
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 370
Total Fat: 19g
Saturated Fat: 9g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
Monounsaturated Fat: 7g
Trans Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 60mg
Sodium: 547mg
Total Carbohydrates: 28g
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Sugar: 6g
Protein: 21g
Calcium: 276mg Iron: 3mg
Potassium: 435mg Vitamin A: 70mcg
Vitamin C: 6mg Vitamin D: 0mcg


  • ½ whole Large Sweet Onion, Minced Finely
  • Bacon Fat Or Olive Oil, For Sauteeing
  • 1 clove Garlic, Pressed Through A Garlic Press
  • 1 pound Ground Round
  • 1-½ teaspoon Chili Powder (I Like Ancho Chili Powder)
  • 2 teaspoons Yellow Mustard, Or To Taste
  • 1 can (15 Oz. Size) Tomato Sauce
  • ¼ cups Water
  • 1 pinch Sugar
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
  • Kosher Salt And Black Pepper To Taste
  • 8 sticks Mozzarella String Cheese, At Room Temperature
  • 8 whole Hot Dog Buns, Toasted
  • Green Onions, For Garnish (optional)


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