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Make Your Own: Crockpot Sloppy Joes

Here's my tried and true recipe for sloppy joes made in the crockpot. The original recipe came from the internet many years ago and isn't online anymore. It called for three pounds of ground beef and was much too large for my family of four, so I reduced it and adjusted it for our taste. It's not too salty, not too vinegary, and so much better than the canned version.

Crockpot Sloppy Joes

1 lb ground beef
1/3 cup onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/3 cup green pepper, chopped
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp prepared mustard
1 1/2 Tbsp vinegar
1 tsp chili powder

In a large skillet brown ground beef, onion, and garlic. Cook until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat. Combine remaining ingredients in crockpot. Stir in meat mixture. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. Spoon onto hamburger buns. EAT!

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  1. Mmm. That sounds like the perfect recipe for Sloppy Joes. :) We'll have to give it a try!
    Thanks for sharing.
    In Christ,

  2. Thanks for modifying. I would have never tried it with 3lbs. Visiting from the traffic jam linkup.

  3. Easy and simple! My son loves sloppy joes. Thanks, Kathi!

  4. You're welcome, Kimberly. They are delicious; I hope you like them as much as we do.

  5. I love the homemade sloppy joes, and in a slowcooker! What a great combination! I will be making this for sure!! THanks for sharing at our #celebrate365 Slowcooker Link Party!


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