Slow-Cooker So-Easy Sloppy Joes

Slow-Cooker So-Easy Sloppy Joes

A slow-cooker makes this delicious meat sauce unbelievably easy--just add vegetables, beef, chili sauce, and seasonings, and come back later.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

6:15

Hrs:Mins

Makes

16

sandwiches

3
lb. lean ground beef
1
cup chopped onions
1
cup chopped celery
1/2
cup chopped green bell pepper
1
(12-oz.) bottle chili sauce
1
(6-oz.) can tomato paste
2
to 3 tablespoons brown sugar
2
tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4
teaspoon pepper
16
sandwich buns, split
  1. In large skillet, cook ground beef, onions, celery and bell pepper over medium-high heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain.
  2. In 3 1/2 to 4-quart slow cooker, combine ground beef mixture and all remaining ingredients except buns; mix well.
  3. Cover; cook on low setting for 4 to 6 hours.
  4. Stir; spoon beef mixture into buns.
Makes 16 sandwiches
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen Tip
Sloppy Joes are perfect for busy-day meals and casual dinner parties because the filling is easily prepared ahead. Flavors improve while the filling rests in the refrigerator for up to a day.
Make it Special
Try Sloppy Joe Shortcakes: Bake one 16.3-ounce can Pillsbury® Grands!® Refrigerated buttermilk Layer Biscuits as directed on the label. Split the hot biscuits in half. Spoon the meat mixture onto biscuit bottoms; cover with biscuit tops; sprinkle with shredded Cheddar cheese.
Recipe Variation
Serve the Sloppy Joe filling over cooked ravioli. Pass the pepper mill and a bowl of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Sandwich)
  • Calories 340
    • (Calories from Fat 125),
  • Total Fat 14g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,),
  • Cholesterol 50mg;
  • Sodium 640mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 33g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 13g),
  • Protein 20g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 ;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.