Slow Cooker Sloppy Joe Recipe

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joe Recipe

Use your slow cooker to whip up a batch of delicious, easy sloppy Joes.

By: Ana Kamin

Try this delicious and simple slow cooker sloppy Joe recipe. The best part is, you can just place all of ingredients in the slow cooker, leave for work or for a Sunday afternoon in the park, and come back home to sloppy Joes that are ready to serve!

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joe
Serves: 4-6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: High temperature for 3-4 hours, or low temperature for 6-7 hours
Cost: $
Difficulty: easy

2 onions, chopped
2 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 cup ketchup
3/4 cup BBQ sauce
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoons chili flakes
1 tablespoons mustard
2 tablespoons sweet relish



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  1. Place raw, ground lean beef in the slow cooker, breaking up the beef a little bit with a wooden spoon
  2. Add onions, tomato paste, ketchup, BBQ sauce, Worcestershire or soy sauce, smoked paprika, chili flakes, mustard, and sweet relish to the slow cooker over the beef. Stir all together until well combined
  3. Place lid on the slow cooker and cook the sloppy Joes for 3-4 hours on high temperature, or 6-8 hours on low temperature

Tip: Serve your sloppy Joes topped with tasty blue cheese or even over pasta! Try it as a dip for nachos or potato chips or eat them with mashed potatoes, topped with some Parmesan cheese.

Tip: Looking for more of our slow cooker recipes? Find ones for delicious pulled pork sandwiches, yummy French toast and even three scrumptious desserts.

Let us know your favorite way to enjoy sloppy Joes in the comments, and share your secret ingredient for bringing them to the next level!

Ana Kamin is a San Francisco based photographer and blogger behind Fluxi On Tour — a lifestyle blog focused on fun travels and delicious food. When she’s not blogging, you can find Ana hiking, developing new recipes, browsing farmer’s markets, throwing picnic parties or simply relaxing on the beach — always with her camera on hand.

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