Everyone Should Have This Slow Cooker Sloppy Joe Recipe

These are so good, sometimes I will make them at home and then freeze up little containers. Then, for lunches and snacks I can thaw out a single portion for me or one of my kids. That way, you don’t always have to make a great big pan of sloppy joes in order to enjoy one or two. They reheat really nicely and hold for quite some time in the freezer. It’s definitely a family favorite! Check out what they are saying about this recipe over at Spend With Pennies:

“I find that the beef is more tender and the flavor is better if it’s simmered all day.”

If you have the time, this is the way to do sloppy joes for sure!



2 lbs ground beef

1 large onion, chopped

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup Heinz ketchup

⅓ cup chili sauce

1½ cups chopped green bell pepper

1 cup celery, chopped

1½ tablespoons Domino brown sugar

2 tablespoons tomato paste

3 tablespoons prepared mustard

2 tablespoons Heinz  cider vinegar

3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon chili powder

rolls for serving



Brown ground beef, onion, and garlic until no pink remains. Drain any fat.

Place beef in a 4 qt slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients (except rolls) and stir to combine.

Cook on low 6-7 hours or high 3-4 hours.

Serve over rolls or slider buns.





Quick Tip: More brown sugar can be added for a sweeter flavor.

Thanks again to Spend With Pennies for this classic recipe.