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Slow-Cooked Sloppy Joes Recipe

Slow-Cooked Sloppy Joes Recipe

Slow cook your way to a crowd-pleasing entree! Ground beef is transformed into a classic sandwich filling with just a few pantry staples. —Joeanne Steras, Garrett, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours YIELD:12 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 2 envelopes sloppy joe mix
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 12 hamburger buns, split


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the ketchup, sloppy joe mix, brown sugar and mustard.
  • 2. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until flavors are blended. Spoon 1/2 cup onto each bun. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 337 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 1,251 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 18 g protein.

Reviews for Slow-Cooked Sloppy Joes

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Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

"This is a very delicious recipe.There are a couple of things I did different..I browned the beef, onion, & green pepper, drained the grease, added the remaining ingredients & simmered it on the stove top for an hour & I used only 1 TBS of brown sugar..My husband & son loved it!"

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2013

"This was a very good recipe for our pot-luck.

The first pan was used to caramelize the beef, adding flavor."

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"This is my absolute favorite sloopy joe recipe ever!! I love the flavor!"

Reviewed Sep. 22, 2011

"This was pretty good, especially for someone who got braces on less than a week before. It was tasty & I used whole grain sandwich thins and made it open-faced and easier to eat. I used dry onion since I don't like onion much. It's pretty high in sodium though & my dad thought pretty sweet. (First ingredient in Walmart store brand sloppy joe sauce is sugar.) I may make a few adjustments, but overall it was a very filling & easy meal for a working person."

Reviewed Aug. 10, 2011

"This is a very good and easy to make recipe. Thank you for sharing this Joeanne Steras and Taste of Home. :)"

Reviewed May. 14, 2011

"I will never use another recipe. This was fabulous and very easy to put together. I made it for 75 people for a Cub Scout Crossover dinner and everyone raved about it!"

Reviewed Jul. 18, 2010

"I just put everything into the slow cooker and let it cook on low while I was at work -- no need to dirty any more dishes! As a sloppy joe sauce, something was lacking... but this is an AMAZING coney sauce!!!"

Reviewed May. 30, 2010

"I made this with turkey and it was delicious!"

Reviewed May. 17, 2010

"CAN'T see the need for the 1st pan...typo !"

Reviewed May. 17, 2010

"Why brown in the skillet first? I can see the need for the 1st pan.The gr beef is in the crock pot for 4 hrs...just chop it up,mix all the ingredients and cover.Skim off the top before you eat...Ta Da! Less time spent cooking and less to clean...let's go toast our buns!"

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2009

"The whole family loved it!"

Reviewed Jun. 9, 2009

"I have the pickiest five year old in the entire world and she gobbled this up! It was delicious!"

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