The Best Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes I’ve Ever Had! – Easy Recipe

slow cooker sloppy joes

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A delicious slow cooker Sloppy Joe’s recipe.


  • 2 lbs. of sirloin ground beef
  • 1 cup of chopped sweet onion – like Vidalia
  • 3 tsp. of minced garlic
  • 1 cup of ketchup
  • 1 cup of chopped red, and yellow bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup of light brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. of yellow mustard
  • 3 Tbsp. of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. of chili powder
  • Hamburger buns


  1. Cook ground beef with onion and garlic until beef is browned and onion is tender
  2. drain fat
  3. In slow cooker – combine, ketchup, peppers, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, mustard, vinegar, and chili powder – mix will
  4. Add the cooked and drained beef mixture
  5. Stir everything until beef is coated with liquid mixture
  6. Cover and cook on low for about 6-8 hours
  7. Serve on hamburger buns


How far in advance can I make sloppy Joes?

You can make sloppy joes up to 3 days in advance. Store in the refrigerator. To reheat, place on the stovetop (with the lid on) and cook on low/medium until heated through.

How long will Homemade Sloppy Joes last in the refrigerator?

They will last 3-4 days in the refrigerator. Cover and store in an airtight container

Can I Freeze Sloppy Joes?

Yes! Sloppy Joes are great for freezing. Allow to cool and then place in an airtight container that is freezer safe for up to 3 months.

Thawing: Thaw in the fridge – overnight

Reheating: Either microwave or reheat on the stovetop

Do you have to make this Sloppy Joe Recipe in a Slow Cooker?

No. You can make it over the stove, in a large skillet.

*In a hurry? Forget the slow cooker and make it all in one large skillet on the stove. After draining the meat, return the meat to the skillet. Add everything from step 3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes. This should cut the time down to about 20 minutes – total