Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes Recipe

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook time: 6 Hours & 15 Minutes
  • Total time: 6 Hours & 30 Minutes
  • Serves: 4


  • 500 g (1.1 lb) ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tsp garlic, crushed
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 cup ketchup


  1. In a frypan over high heat, brown the ground beef.
  2. Once browned, drain off the excess fluid and transfer it to a slow cooker.
  3. In the slow cooker, add the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  5. Serve & Enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • Browning the beef isn’t important, but if you do want less liquid at the end of cooking, then I highly recommend doing it. Also, by browning the meat and draining the excess fluid, you will have less fat in the final dish.
  • Adding a 400g (14 oz) can of crushed tomatoes will add a lot more fluid to this dish. It's the perfect addition if you prefer your sloppy joes a bit wetter than what this recipe produces.
  • If you prefer your food to be less on the sweet side, then simply leave the sugar out.
  • You can change the slow cooking time for this dish to something a lot shorter. Even when set on low, this dish will be fine cooking for as short as two hours. However, the flavors might not fully develop in such a short time. Personally, I would avoid setting the slow cooker to the high temperature.

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