Sloppy Joes are super easy but I found a way to make it even easier. In the slow cooker/Crock-Pot! But WAIT! It gets even easier! 😉 You put raw hamburger meat into the crock-pot… yep, you read that right.
You don’t have to cook the hamburger before putting into the crock-pot. This recipe will make enough for roughly 10 sandwiches. And yes, you can double the recipe and FREEZE the leftovers!
Here’s what you’ll need for Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes:
2 LBS thawed ground beef
2 TBS minced garlic
2 TBS Worcestershire
1/2 C ketchup
2 TBS brown sugar
3/4 red or green pepper, diced
1 large onion, diced
1 tsp chili powder
2 tsp McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning (this stuff is so good!)
1 can tomato sauce
1 can sloppy joe sauce
*If you want completely homemade, simply omit the can of sloppy joe sauce and use the following instead:
1 can tomato sauce, 1 tsp chili powder, and 2 tsp Montreal Steak Seasoning.
Put the ground beef into the crock pot and break up the beef. Add in the remaining ingredients EXCEPT the can of sloppy joe sauce (if you’re doing completely homemade, save 1 can of the tomato sauce). Give it a stir to combine well. Cook on Med for 6 – 8 hrs.
Once you’re ready to serve, drain the top liquid off. Either remove the crock-pot insert and pour out the extra liquid or use a large spoon and spoon it out. It’s important to remove as much liquid as possible so you have a nice thick sauce 🙂 Once the liquid has been removed add in the can of sloppy joe (or tomato sauce) and give it a stir! Serve on hamburger buns! Enjoy!
I love to use my slow cooker, especially in the summer months to keep from heating up my kitchen with the stove or oven. This recipe is perfect!