Skip the can with these homemade Crock Pot Sloppy Joes! Ground beef, tomato sauce and delicious seasonings make the best sloppy joes!
HOMEMADE CROCK POT 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! Now, I don't have any problem with good ole Manwich in a can. I like it. But it's kinda like spaghetti sauce. Sometimes you want to make it up from scratch when you have time.
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TIPS FOR MAKING THE BEST SLOPPY JOES:
- Leftovers can be frozen to re-heat later.
- The flavors really develop as this simmers gently in the crock pot but it can be made on the stovetop. 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.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
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.
CROCK POT SLOPPY JOES
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
- ½ cup ketchup
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- ¼ 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.
- Cook and crumble 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, place filling on buns.
Then put in the buns and toast until golden brown.
Originally posted: September 2012
Updated & republished: December 2018