Slow-Cooker Italian Sloppy Joes
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Cook: 4 hours
- 2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
- 2 pounds bulk Italian sausage
- 2 medium green peppers, chopped
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 4 cups spaghetti sauce
- 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
- 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 bay leaves
- 36 hamburger buns, split
- Cook the beef, sausage, peppers and onion in a Dutch oven over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 6-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, tomatoes, mushrooms, tomato paste, garlic and bay leaves.
- Cover and cook on high until flavors are blended, 4-5 hours. Discard bay leaves. Serve on buns, 1/2 cup on each.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth or water if necessary.
Nutrition Facts1 sandwich: 246 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 522mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat.
May 10, 2020
The Sloppy Joe that you buy pre-made in the can is DISGUSTING!! This recipe is absolutely DELICIOUS!! I did make a few changes however. I tripled the garlic, and doubled the onion. I used homemade pasta sauce which I had in the freezer and cooked it down more than normal to thicken it even more so that it was even less runny and would stay on the bun better The Sloppy Joes were the best that I have EVER had!! This also freezes very well. This complete Sloppy Joe recipe makes a delicious pasta sauce, just add additional pasta sauce to the recipe rest of the recipe when you thaw it and you have a delicious pasta with meat sauce!!!
Mar 24, 2020
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Jul 17, 2016
This is really good! It makes a lot so you should scale down if you don't want leftovers for days. This is great served over rice as well!
May 7, 2013
I have made this recipe twice so far...It is great! There are 7 of us with big appetites and I don't have to worry about not having enough and it is very easy to put together...will be making this again and again...Thanks for posting:)
Mar 28, 2013
I made this to feed the youth group. It was so nice to find a recipe to feed a crowd. The only problem I had was the the sauce was too thin- not great for going on a bun. I drained some of the liquid from the tomatoes before adding them. I ended up putting in a second can of tomato paste, and that really helped. This may just be a variation as to how different crock pots cook.I had some leftover, so we used it to fill calzones, along with pepperoni and cheese.