Slow-Cooker Chili Sloppy Joes

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours


8 servings

Updated: Apr. 07, 2023
On hot summer days, this dish cooks without heating up the kitchen while I work on the rest of the meal. The recipe is easy to double or triple for crowds, and if there are any leftovers, you can freeze them to enjoy later! —Carol Losier, Baldwinsville, New York
Slow-Cooker Chili Sloppy Joes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 hamburger buns, split


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef, celery and onion over medium-high heat, 8-10 minutes, until beef is no longer pink, breaking beef into crumbles; drain. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker.
  2. Stir in chili sauce, brown sugar, pickle relish, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours or until heated through and flavors are blended. Spoon meat mixture onto bun bottoms. Replace tops.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 324 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 1313mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein.