Crockpot Sloppy Joes

Make this simple and delicious Crockpot Sloppy Joes recipe for dinner!  After just a few minutes prep, you can walk away for the day and come back to this delicious meal!

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So do you say crockpot or slow cooker?  I actually didn’t realize until the past few years that people even used the term slow cooker…I’d never even heard it.  I was surprised when I asked this same question on my Facebook page, that the answer was split pretty evenly between the two terms.  For me, it’s always been crockpot, and I’m not sure why.  I didn’t even grow up with many crockpot meals, and in fact, I didn’t start using my own crockpot until I had kids.  I got our crockpot as a wedding gift and it pretty much sat in our cupboard until the kids got older and busier, thus meal time got hectic.

And now I really love my crockpot.  It’s such a time saver.  I like to be able to take a few minutes in the morning to prep all the ingredients, then walk away for the rest of the day.  It’s such a relief to know that come the dinner hour, you don’t really have to do much except set the table and serve up.

Anyhoo, welcome back to Crockpot (or Slow Cooker) Week!  This week I teamed up with Tara at Suburble to bring you 6 delicious crockpot recipes.  On Monday I shared a Crockpot Roast Beef and Gravy recipe, and Tara shared a Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce.  And today I’m sharing a recipe for Crockpot Sloppy Joes.

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Sloppy Joes are a fun family meal.  Kids love the informal nature of sloppy drippy buns.  But they’re not just for kids…adults love them too!  In fact, this recipe would be great for feeding a party crowd!

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Serve these Sloppy Joes over soft buns, and with corn on the cob, a veggie and dill pickles.  SO good.  I’ll definitely be making these again and again!



Crockpot Sloppy Joes

Servings 6


  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • 1 - 680 mL can tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • fresh ground pepper


  1. In a skillet brown the ground beef with the onion and carrot. Cook until the beef is no longer pink.
  2. Transfer the cooked beef mixture to the crockpot.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the crockpot, and mix well.
  4. Cover and cook in the crockpot for 6 hours on low, or 3 hours on high.
  5. Serve over buns.

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Don’t forget to head over and check out Tara’s blog!  She is sharing a recipe for these Maple Glazed Slow Cooker Ribs.  Yum!

Maple Glazed Slow Cooker Ribs

Looking for more crockpot recipes?  Follow my Crockpot Pinterest Board!

Have a delicious day!


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  • Reply Cynthia September 16, 2015 at 10:53 AM Printed off to try later. In my SLOW COOKER. Now off to check out the ribs recipe.
  • Reply linda September 16, 2015 at 1:02 PM Crock-Pot is a brand name of slow cooker. I think people have come to use "crockpot" as a generic term for slow cooker, in the same way people say "kleenex" for tissue, even though Kleenex is a brand name. Also, Band-Aid, etc. Thanks for the recipe -- looks great!
    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife September 17, 2015 at 8:23 PM I never thought of it that way, but yes, I think that is definitely true! :)
  • Reply Linda October 1, 2015 at 6:44 PM Sloppy joes!!!! YAY!! Pinned. Shared on social media. Best wishes, Linda @ Crafts a la mode
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