Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Crock Pot Sloppy Joe Casserole

Well goodness, that recipe title is a mouthful, huh?  I really should have come up with a snazzier name. If y'all have a good idea for one, let me know. But really, the name doesn't matter all that much. The taste does, right? I was so thrilled with how this came out.
It's a very simple recipe but it is a fun and new way to eat your meat and potatoes.
It ain't the prettiest meal you ever saw but it sure does taste good!

With this recipe, we are definitely thinking outside of the bun. Feel free to add in any other veggies or seasoning that you enjoy. Green peppers or red peppers would be great in this!
1 (32 oz.) package frozen shredded hashbrown potatoes, thawed
1 can (10.75 oz.) condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
1 (15.5 oz.) can sloppy joe sauce
shredded cheddar cheese, for topping (optional)
Note: you can substitute the shredded hashbrowns for southern style hashbrowns, which are the smaller cubed potatoes or you can use the Potatoes O'Brien that have peppers and onion mixed in with the cubed potatoes.

Spray your 5-qt crock pot (slow cooker) with nonstick cooking spray.
 In a large bowl, combine shredded potatoes with the soup, egg, salt & pepper.
Stir well then spread it in the bottom of the crock pot.
In a large skillet, over medium heat, brown and crumble ground beef along with chopped onion.  Cook until beef is no longer pink.
Drain excess grease.
Stir in sloppy joe sauce.
Spoon sloppy joe mixture over hashbrown mixture in crock pot.
Cover and cook on low for about 4 to 4 1/2 hours.
Note: If you'd like, about 10 minutes before it is ready, add about a cup of shredded cheddar cheese to the top of the casserole. Then put lid back on crock pot and allow the cheese to melt. Then serve!
(here it is with melted cheese..mmmmm)

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home


Anonymous said...

This looks delish!! I wish it was one that could cook all day while I am at work! I will have make it over the weekend :) Thanks for posting!

Kay Spell said...

what kind of side items do i serve on the plate beside it for dinner?? need help . thanks

Brandie S. said...

Hi Kay! I think anything light would work great since the casserole is very filling. I just served it with some steamed veggies (squash and zucchini) or maybe a salad? I try to get some veggies in though with every meal.

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl said...

I know before I even make this my husband is going to love this. I'm going to throw some chopped green peppers in it too! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to try this!!!

Kim of Mo Betta said...

YUM! I love sloppy joe! (and cheese, and potatoes...and my crock pot. I think we have a winner!)

Anonymous said...

Looks good! I see you spray your crock pot. If you haven't tried the crock pot liners, this would be a good dish to use them on. They can be found in the foil aisle and I will never be without them.

Stu said...

That's very close to my shepherd's pie recipe. I use mashed potatoes with some canned veggies (peas,carrots,corn)mixed in , then topped with the sloppy' beef which is then topped with cheez slices,covered and baked @350 for 45min. I put it together in a bread loaf pan or a 9x13 dish. If you want to soup it up add a small jar of mild or medium salsa to the beef.

Kari Lindsay said...

I struggle with naming recipes too, I desire to have cute names, but the people gotta know what's in the recipe; if they don't know, they're probably not gonna stop by to read it!
So I'm just gonna say that your recipe is aptly named and looks totally yummy!

Brandie S. said...

This could be done in the oven too if you prefer. But yes, definitely not one that could simmer away all day while you are at work unless you have a digital one that can automatically switch over to the "keep warm" setting after it has cooked.

Brandie S. said...

Oh yes, green peppers would be fantastic in this!

Brandie S. said...

Ya know, I have tried those and they are neat. I just don't always remember to pick them up and I always have nonstick spray on hand. They do make cleanup super easy though!

Brandie S. said...

Will have to try that one! Sounds delicious!

Anonymous said...

I tried this with leftover pork bbq (instead of Manwich meat mixture) and was delish!

~♥KayShay65♥~ said...

Wow, this looks so yummy...thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Linda said...

I enjoy reading your recipes, and seeing how simple most of them are, and even though I am retired now, I still search for the easiest so I have time for other things in my life. Thanks for sharing all these!

Melissa Corson said...

My daughter loves sloppy joes and would love this. However, she can not have gluten and the cheddar cheese soup contains wheat. I have never tried it so I'm not sure what to use in it's place. Do you know what I could use in place of the soup?

Anonymous said...

If it was cooked in the oven, do you know what temperature and how long it would cook for?

Annie Williamson said...

I like the name! It rhymes and I love that. I am definitely trying this!

Danielle Kilburn said...

I didn't have any type of hash browns in hand, so I totally used a small bag of French fries lol. It's still cooking so we'll see what happens. P.S. I like the name, it's informative and it rhymes!

Anonymous said...

@Melissa Corson - If you are a regular crock pot user, you will probably find a lot of recipes that call for "cream of" condensed soups.
Those soups are just a basic white sauce with stuff added, like cheese or mushrooms. You start by melting butter in a pan on a medium heat - try 1/2 a stick. Don't let it get too hot. Once it melts, quickly whisk in some flour - maybe 1/8 cup to make a paste. Then immediately add milk and keep stirring til it's the right consistency. Add more milk as needed. You can add more starch if needed - just whisk it in so it doesn't get lumpy. Turn it off and take it off the burner as soon as it gets thickened enough. You can interchange ingrediants, so instead of the flour you can use any kind of starch, like rice flour or rice starch. Or you could probably use a gluten free alfredo sauce if you can find one in a bottle, which is just a twist on the same basic formula.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to try this! Do you think I could double the recipe in th crock pot and it still work?

Donna Jarvis said...

Delicious... I used the McDonald's style hashbrowns and broke them into small pieces. Plus, it tastes just as good as a leftover.