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Slow-Cooked Sloppy Joes

Slow cook your way to a crowd-pleasing entree! Ground beef is transformed into a classic sandwich filling with just a few pantry staples. —Joeanne Steras, Garrett, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 2 envelopes sloppy joe mix
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 12 hamburger buns, split


  • In a large skillet, cook the beef, pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the ketchup, sloppy joe mix, brown sugar and mustard.
  • Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until flavors are blended. Spoon 1/2 cup onto each bun.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 337 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 1251mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 18g protein.

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  • hotfudgesundae
    Jul 9, 2017

    Fast and easy recipe--followed the recipe and also added sliced celery, fresh minced garllic and a little water. Will be saving this one!

  • Sandykp
    May 5, 2017

    It has a very good flavor. I used McCormick's sloppy joe mix. I think it needs some liquid added - water or red wine. Otherwise it is great. I'd probably add celery too next time.

  • ejshellabarger
    Mar 22, 2017

    This was a great and easy recipe for a crowd. I did use red pepper instead of green. Otherwise, I made it as written

  • zaxoma
    Mar 16, 2017

    Very tasty and easy. Only changes were I used a red pepper and added 1 cup sliced celery.

  • Chigirl49
    Jul 16, 2016

    This is an awesome recipe!! delicious

  • TheDix
    Jul 20, 2015

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  • sarah2830
    Jan 21, 2014

    This is a very delicious recipe.There are a couple of things I did different..I browned the beef, onion, & green pepper, drained the grease, added the remaining ingredients & simmered it on the stove top for an hour & I used only 1 TBS of brown sugar..My husband & son loved it!

  • jbrzys
    Dec 13, 2013

    This was a very good recipe for our pot-luck.The first pan was used to caramelize the beef, adding flavor.

  • catnameddonut
    May 27, 2013

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  • pajamaangel
    Nov 26, 2012

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