HOMEMADE CROCK POT SLOPPY JOES
Skip the can with these homemade Crock Pot Sloppy Joes! Ground beef, tomato sauce and delicious seasonings make these the easiest and best sloppy joes! Is there any food better than the food from our childhood? I bet all of us can name at least 5 foods that we ate as a kid that we will always love and remember. This is definitely one of them for me!
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TIPS FOR MAKING THE BEST SLOPPY JOES:
Now, I ain’t got no problem with good ole Manwich in a can. I like it. My Mom used it often and I still use it today. But it’s kinda like spaghetti sauce. Sometimes you want to make it up from scratch when you have time. And you get such great flavor and hopefully enough leftovers to freeze for later. I’m making this Sloppy Joe filling in the slow cooker. I think it gets tastier as it simmers away gently in the crock pot. But you can definitely make these on the stove top (see notes below.)
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
light brown sugar
apple cider vinegar
salt & pepper
American cheese (optional)
HOW TO MAKE CROCK POT SLOPPY JOES:
Put cooked ground beef mixture into your slow cooker. Add in the rest of your ingredients (except cheese and hamburger buns, obviously) 😉
Give it all a good stir. Cover and cook on low for about 4-6 hours.
Cook’s Notes: To make this on the stove top, brown ground beef and onion in a large pot. Drain excess grease and return beef mixture to pot. Stir in the rest of the ingredients (omit the flour.) Bring mixture to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to medium low and allow it to simmer for about 30 minutes.
Originally posted: September 2012
Updated: December 2018
CROCK POT SLOPPY JOES
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp yellow mustard
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- salt & pepper, to taste
- 8 slices cheese (optional)
- 8 Hamburger Buns toasted
- In a large pan, brown ground beef with chopped onion.
- Crumble and cook until no longer pink.
- Drain excess grease.
- Put ground beef mixture into your slow cooker.
- Add in the rest of your ingredients (except hamburger buns and cheese)
- Give it all a good stir.
- Cover and cook on low for about 4-6 hours.
- When ready to serve, toast your hamburger buns.
- Place filling on buns.
- Add a slice of cheese to each.
Then put in the buns and toast until golden brown.