Crockpot Sloppy Joe Recipes

Crockpot Sloppy Joes

By Erin Huffstetler | 01/19/2017 | 5 Comments
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Forget about those cans of sloppy joe sauce. You don’t need ‘em. These homemade sloppy joes are just as easy to make, and they’re tastier and healthier, too.

Crockpot Sloppy Joes

Prep Time:

5 minutes

Cook Time:

4 hours

Ingredients:

1 lb ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
3/4 cup ketchup
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

What You Do:

Brown the Ground Beef

Brown and drain the ground beef.

Combine the Sloppy Joe Ingredients

Then, add the ground beef and all of the other ingredients to your crockpot. Stir well to combine. Cover, and cook on low for four hours, stirring occasionally.

Finished Sloppy Joes

The peppers and onions will release their juices as they cook. If there’s a little more liquid than you’d like at the end of the cooking time, just remove the lid, and cook a bit longer.

Sloppy Joe Sandwich

Serve warm on hamburger buns. This recipe doubles and triples beautifully. I like to make extra, so we’ll have leftovers for the next day.

Note: I have a strong preference for 90s crockpots because they cook at a lower temperature. If you have a newer crockpot, you may need to adjust the cooking time down. Just watch it the first time, and make a note of your preferred cooking time.

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Crockpot Sloppy Joe Recipes

Crockpot Sloppy Joes

This crockpot sloppy joe recipe is as tasty as it is easy. Only five minutes of prep, and dinner is done.


  • Author: Erin Huffstetler, myfrugalhome.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours (on low)
  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 sandwiches
  • Category: Dinners
  • Method: Crockpot
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions:

Brown and drain the ground beef.

Combine all the ingredients in your crockpot. Cover, and cook on low for four hours, stirring occasionally.

The peppers and onions will release their juices as they cook. If there’s a little more liquid than you’d like at the end of the cooking time, just remove the lid, and cook a bit longer.

Serve warm on hamburger buns. This recipe doubles and triples beautifully.

Notes

I have a strong preference for 90s crockpots because they cook at a lower temperature. If you have a newer crockpot, you may need to adjust the cooking time down. Just watch it the first time, and make a note of your preferred cooking time.

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  1. This recipe is very similar to the one I got in high school cooking class and still use. But switching to the crock pot is genius! Thanks Erin!

    • Yep, making sloppy joes in the crockpot is a real winner. You get the benefit of a long cooking time, without having to stand by the stove forever. I used to make someone else’s stove-top sloppy joe recipe, but it was a lot more complicated and time-consuming (so I didn’t make it very often). A while back, I decided to see if I could create my own simpler version and this recipe is the result. My friend teases me about how much I love (and use) my crockpots, but you can’t beat having dinner ready at the end of the day, and this smells amazing when it’s cooking 🙂

  2. Much better way to make Sloppy Joes. I’m not a meat eater but mixers like that and processed foods are full of salt , loaded with sugar and lots of ingredients you can’t pronounce or even know what they are.

    Say “Hi” to Bets and all for me.

  3. This recipe sounds yummy! My favorite crock pot is the one my mom gave me from the 80’s and it still works great. Like you mentioned, it doesn’t get as hot. It has an awesome feature called auto-shift… it starts on high for 1 hr, then goes automatically to low. I know there are newer programmable crock pots out today, but I don’t know if they’ll measure up to my old classic! Thanks for the recipe. I’m going to make it this weekend.

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