Slow Cooker Sloppy Joe

Kyle Fugate


My family loves sloppy joes and I love making them. They are quick and easy not to mention very cost friendly. The only downfall is the small can of sloppy joe sauce doesn't make much and it's loaded with preservatives. I've thought about trying to make the sauce myself but never attempted it because that little can of sauce was so cheap. Besides, why would I want to put out so much more effort for one of my easy go to meals? When I came across a simple recipe I was excited. It took slightly more effort than opening the can of sloppy joe sauce and the flavor is out of this world. I added a hint of buffalo sauce which gives the sauce a little tang without making it spicy. I love that it is a crockpot recipe. I can make it when my 3 month old is napping in the morning and let it sit until dinner.


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10 Min


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2 slice
white bread, torn into small pieces
1/2 c
skim milk
2 lb
lean ground beef
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
onion salt
1 1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
chili powder
1 can(s)
tomato sauce (15 oz)
1 c
2 tsp
brown sugar
1/2 tsp
hot sauce

How to Make Slow Cooker Sloppy Joe


  • 1Mash bread and milk into paste in large bowl using a fork.
  • 2Mix in ground beef, salt, pepper, onion salt and garlic powder using hands.
  • 3Brown hamburger until no longer pink.
  • 4Stir in 1 cup tomato sauce and chili powder, scraping up any browned bits.
  • 5Transfer to slow cooker.
  • 6Stir remaining tomato sauce, ketchup, sugar and hot sauce into slow cooker.
  • 7Cover and cook until beef is tender, 6-8 hours on low or 3-5 on high.
  • 8Let mixture settle for 5 minutes and then spoon out fat from surface. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
  • 9Spoon onto buns and serve. Cheese optional.

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About Slow Cooker Sloppy Joe

Course/Dish: Beef
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #slow, #cooker, #sandwich, #Kids

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