Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

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Today we are making sloppy joes in the slow cooker.  Now I know you might be thinking, is it really necessary to make sloppy joes in a crock pot? The answer is yes – it is perfect for a night when you want dinner ready. You can have these slow cooker sloppy joes waiting for you when you walk in the door.  It is perfect for a day when you have sometime in the afternoon where you can throw this together, then you can take off for basketball practice, Christmas shopping, etc.

This works for me because I have fequent dr appointments with my daughter in the late afternoon.  I try to get her appointment so she can miss the least amount of school.  I can throw this together and head off to the dr.  Then when we get home I have a nice hot dinner already to go.

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This recipe is very similar to my mom’s sloppy joe recipe.  It also makes enough for two meals for my family, so I freeze what we have left for another night.  Then I just thaw in the fridge and reheat.

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Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

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  • 2 lb. ground beef
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 8 oz cans tomato sauce
  • 1 10 3/4 oz can condensed tomato soup
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • cup ketchup
  • 1 ½ Tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • ½ Tbsp dry mustard
  • ½ Tbsp prepared mustard
  • ¾ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 16 hamburger buns
  • 16 slices of cheese optional (we like american or provolone)


  • In a skillet, brown ground beef and onion together until beef is cooked. Drain off fat.
  • Place beef in the slow cooker and add remaining ingredients.
  • Stir until well combined.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.
  • Serve on buns with a slice of cheese on each bun.
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Recipe adapted from Angela’s Sewing for Sanity.

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  1. I never made sloppy joe’s before I made this today. I I can honestly say that I will never buy canned sloppy joe sauce again. I followed the recipe except for using ground turkey instead of beef and I add two stalks of celery and a just a dab more mustard, wordid add a little more mustard and Worcestershire sauce and I used turkey instead of beef.
    They were the best sloppy joe’s I’ve ever made.