There’s nothing quite like coming home after a long day at work and being able to enjoy a delicious, homemade meal without having to spend hours in the kitchen. That’s where the crockpot comes in, and one of my all-time favorite crockpot meals is sloppy joes.
Sloppy joes are a classic American dish that are loved by people of all ages. The combination of savory ground beef, tangy tomato sauce, and sweet spices make for a flavor explosion that is hard to resist. And the best part? You can make a big batch of it in your crockpot and have leftovers for days!
One of the things I love about making sloppy joes in the crockpot is how easy it is. All you need to do is brown your ground beef (or turkey, if you prefer), and then add it to your crockpot along with all the other ingredients. Let it cook on low for a few hours, and voila! You have a hot and hearty meal waiting for you.
Another great thing about crockpot sloppy joes is that they are incredibly versatile. You can serve them on buns for a classic sandwich, or over pasta or rice for a heartier meal. You can even top them with shredded cheese, diced onions, or pickles for an extra burst of flavor.
But perhaps my favorite way to enjoy crockpot sloppy joes is over a baked potato. The combination of creamy potatoes and zesty meat is unbeatable, and it makes for a filling and satisfying meal that is sure to please everyone.
Of course, there are many variations of sloppy joes out there, and you can easily customize this dish to suit your tastes. Want to make it spicier? Add some hot sauce or red pepper flakes. Prefer a sweeter sauce? Add a little brown sugar or honey. The possibilities are endless!
So the next time you’re in the mood for a comforting and easy-to-make meal, give crockpot sloppy joes a try. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!
Crockpot Sloppy Joes
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1 1/3 cup ketchup
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup mustard
- Brown 2 lbs of ground beef and add to slow cooker. Add ketchup, mustard and brown sugar and stir to combine. Cook on low for 3-4 hours, stirring occassionally.