Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes | Mostly Homemade Mom

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

July 1, 2011

This recipe was awesome and easy and I would make it again in a heartbeat. Who knew there was a MUCH better take on the good old Sloppy Joe than the Manwich can? I don't know about you, but we LIVED on that stuff as kids. Heck, my mom still makes it for dinner regularly. Best yet, 99% off the population already has the sauce ingredients in their pantry, no need to buy an extra can of anything.

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes
recipe from Jam Hands

2 lbs ground beef
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons yellow mustard
1 teaspoon garlic powder

Brown ground beef in skillet with bell peppers. Remove from heat, drain and return to pan. Add remaining ingredients and stir until combined. Into the Crock Pot it goes!

Cook on low for 2 hours. (If you can notice in my picture above, I didn't add an entire green bell pepper because I wasn't convinced it would soften significantly in the crock pot for only 2 hours on low, but I was wrong. It adds amazing homemade flavor so go ahead and add the entire chopped up pepper.) Serve on warmed hamburger rolls.

Once again, I forgot to take a picture of the final product and I had to stop Paul mid-bite of the last sandwich lol. I served these alongside pasta salad and both my Dad and Paul and two sandwiches. Silas even ate most of his. Thank you so much Jam Hands for this awesome recipe, my Manwich days are over!

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9 comments on "Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes"
  1. Wow, that looks delish! Look at how thick the meat is!

    Hopping here through Food Trip Friday.

  2. I make sloppy joe's in the crock using manwich, and I do not brown it before tossing it in the crock. My kids love it.

  3. That's so interesting, Crystal I would have never thought to do that. I'll definitely be trying that method the next time I can find the 90% lean for a reasonable price, I would think anything other than that would create too much grease. Thanks for the fabulous idea!

  4. LOL, I still like Manwich (yes, I admit it), but this looks and sounds even better. Plus, no getting sweaty in the kitchen. Sounds delicious :D

  5. wow, that sounds really great, thanks for sharing the recipe, will try making it soon! have a great weekend! :)

  6. Looks delish. We'd love you to share your recipe with us at
    Simply Delish.

  7. Thanks for the wonderful comments, everyone. And thanks KB for the invite, I've linked up. :)

  8. Thanks for sharing with
    Simply Delish. Hope to see you again next weekend.