Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes PLUS The Crockpot Challenge!

by Divine Domesticity on January 20th, 2008

Many thanks to Amy, creator of for this great slow cooker recipe! I love it. The red bell pepper gives it a great flavor and as a plus, using a crockpot instead of your range or stove will keep your kitchen cool in the summer months.

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes
Serves 8

2 pounds ground beef (or turkey)
½ cup chopped green bell pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons prepared yellow mustard
½ cups ketchup
6 teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground black pepper

In a medium skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef and green pepper; drain off fat. Stir in the garlic powder, mustard, ketchup, & brown sugar; mix thoroughly. Pour into crock pot and simmer for (at least) two hours. Season with salt & pepper.

Amy’s Tips:

Leftover meat can be popped in the freezer for another night’s worth of meals.

For a creative alternative to the regular old Sloppy Joe, why not make Sloppy Joe Turnovers out of the leftover meat. Buy a tube of biscuits and roll each biscuit out into a 4” round. Place ¼ cup of the meat mixture in the center of each round and fold over the top. Seal edges firmly with a fork and bake for 15 minutes at 375 degrees. It is a great way to get children to eat their meat because it is discreetly pocketed and is a fun Friday night meal in our own home.


Keely said...

Awesome! I am so excited that you're participating! My chili is cooking right this minute. :)

Anonymous said...

slow cookers are very 'in' right now. I will do my part to contribute to the craze. :)

Amy said...

Thank you so much for the link! I am glad you guys enjoyed the recipe. Sloppy Joes are a fave here too!!