Yield
Makes 8 servings

Sloppy joes are easy to prepare and budget-friendly. For this super-easy, hands-off recipe, throw all the ingredients together in 15 minutes and let your slow cooker do the rest of the work. This is our A+ recipe--just like the one's your mom used to make.

To freeze leftover Sloppy Joe mixture, let cool completely. Place in zip-top plastic freezer bags; lay bags flat, and stack in freezer. Freeze up to 1 month. Thaw overnight in the fridge, or defrost in the microwave.

How to Make It

Step 1

Brown beef and sausage with onion and bell pepper in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring 10 minutes or until beef and sausage crumble and are no longer pink. Drain well.

Step 2

Place beef mixture in a 4 1/2-qt. slow cooker. Stir in tomato sauce and next 9 ingredients. Cover and cook on HIGH 4 hours. Serve on hamburger buns.

Step 3

Cooktop Method: Proceed with recipe as directed in Step 1, returning drained beef mixture to Dutch oven. Stir in tomato sauce and next 8 ingredients, omitting flour. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes. Prep: 15 min., Cook: 45 min.

Step 4

Note: To freeze leftover Sloppy Joe mixture, let cool completely. Place in zip-top plastic freezer bags; lay bags flat, and stack in freezer. Freeze up to 1 month. Thaw overnight in the fridge, or defrost in the microwave.

Ratings & Reviews

SammyDavis's Review

Katmo123
August 31, 2013
I haven't even tasted it yet, so if its mind blowingly good I'll update my stars, but cooking this at 4 hours on high completely burned 1/3 of the recipe. I'm talking black, hard, stuck to the crock pot charred. I use my crock pot at least once a week, and it's a very good one. I've never had a recipe burn. I would recommend cooking it on low, or being around so you can stir it every hour. Definitely not your standard fix-it-and-forget-it recipe. :(

janhuff's Review

mandybar
August 19, 2012
Terrific flavor! Did not use slow cooker as I was in a hurry so no water added. Everyone liked this! I'll make it again and certainly for company!

mandybar's Review

Holly3
January 02, 2013
really good but id leave out the pork and just use beef

alliec1712's Review

JLP
October 20, 2010
These are great sloppy joes! I used ground pork instead of the sausage and it was super!

EverydayFare's Review

SRoecker
July 20, 2013
N/A

MarshaCF's Review

HeatherCordes
February 08, 2010
We loved this recipe! I've tried a lot of various sloppy joe recipes and this is the best by far. I like that the brown sugar gives it a sweeter flavor, makes it easy to hide extra veggies in the mix for the kids.

saj723's Review

PedsICURN
November 07, 2009
So easy and so delicious! I'm not a fan of green peppers so I substitute in a red pepper and it still tastes great. Sometimes assemble everything the night before, pop it in the fridge, and it is ready to be put in the slow cooker the next day.

YankYank38's Review

SammyDavis
March 07, 2013
Great recipe! I didn't have to tweak it!

gemdomer's Review

saj723
February 13, 2012
Tasty, I made the stovetop version using ground turkey and it turned out fine. It made quite a lot! I thought it was missing something flavor-wise, but my husband loved it. It was a really easy recipe to make.

Annabe50's Review

tinamichelle123
January 05, 2009
This is a wonderful Dish for a picknick or after a long walk on a cold and frosty day. I will make this Dish many more times. AnnaBe50