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Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes are the easy weeknight happy meal the whole family enjoys. These slightly sweet and a little bit tangy fall-apart-in-your-hands sandwiches are a classic dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs 10 mins
Total Time3 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sandwich, sloppy joe, slow cooker
Servings: 6 Sandwiches
Calories: 478kcal


Sloppy Joe Filling

  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • lbs Ground Beef
  • 1/2 cup White Onion diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 8-ounce Tomato Sauce Cans
  • 1/2 cup Ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 tablespoons Worchestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder


  • 6 Hamburger Buns
  • 1 cup Sweet Coleslaw optional, see notes for recipe link


  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add the ground beef. Break beef apart using a spatula and cook for 4 to 5 minutes until the meat starts to brown. Add the onion and minced garlic and continue to cook until onions are soft and meat has browned.
  • Place the beef mixture into a slow cooker and add the tomato sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, dijon mustard, and spice. Set to high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours.
  • If making the sweet coleslaw prepare just before arranging the sandwiches. Using a slotted spoon, scoop the meat onto the hamburger buns and top with coleslaw.


Find the sweet coleslaw recipe here.
Nutrition information does not include the sweet coleslaw.


Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 478kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 514mg | Potassium: 472mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 103IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 4mg