You just can’t beat good ‘ol classic sloppy joes for dinner on busy weeknights—This slow-cooked sauce is packed FULL of cozy fall flavors you’ll love!
Lately, it seems like all I’m getting are requests for slow-cooker recipes, easy and fast weeknight dinners, warm and cozy casseroles, and soup upon soup upon SOUP.
It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one in a cray fall-food mood. 😉
These sloppy joes are covering just about all of those fall-food bases we just discussed—warm and cozy comfort food, easy and fast, and lastly slow-cooked.
Because I’m convinced that my crock-pot is magic. It just ALWAYS seems to make food taste better. Every time without fail.
In mine and my family’s eyes, these sloppy joes are, well perfect. The sauce is perfectly spiced, not too thin and not too thick, it’s chock-full of meat and tastes like you slaved over it all day.
Shhhh….it’ll be our little secret that the slow-cooker actually did all the work. 😉
Now I’m sure you all know by now that when I was a little kid I was THE pickiest person on the planet. You may have read here that I hated PB&Js, I loathed pancake Sunday, and (are you ready?) I despised sloppy joes.
I know. What planet was I born on anyway? My hate level for SJ’s was pretty high and my little kid-mind was convinced that that soft bun piled high with juicy meat and melty cheese was the devil.
Looking back at my former self, I kinda worry about how I might have turned out today if I hadn’t outgrown all that nonsense.
I never would have been sharing a sloppy joe recipe on my blog today, that’s for sure.
These sloppy joes are so simple they LITERALLY make themselves. All’s ‘ya have to do is throw your browned meat in the slow-cooker in the morning. Dump on some tomato sauce, seasonings, ect.
Cook ‘er low and slow for about 3 hours. Or until your house smells so amazing you can’t stand the anticipation any more.
Grab those buns and pile on the hot sloppy joe sauce….
Dump on the cheese….
Dive in with both hands.
Sloppy joes are called “sloppy” for a reason. Who needs forks?! You’ll just need a napkin or 20. Also, you should probably change outta that white shirt.
These sloppy joes are destined to become your most-requested weeknight meal, or tailgating special, or possibly even midnight snack.
‘Kay, just forget I said that last one. I do not bear experience from that.
Just eat all the sloppy joes for dinner tonight.
Chances are I’ll be right there alongside ‘ya stuffing moi face. 🙂
Slow-Cooked Sloppy Joes
- 2 lbs ground beef browned
- 1 medium onion finely chopped
- 4 garlic cloves minced
- 2-1/2 cups tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 8 buns split
- Shredded mozzarella cheese for serving
Combine beef, onion, garlic, sauce, paprika, salt, pepper, sugar, and Worcestershire in a 3-qt slow-cooker. Cover and cook on low 2-1/2 to 3 hours.
Serve sloppy joe sauce on buns with shredded cheese on top. Serve immediately.
Sloppy joe sauce may be stored in refrigerator up to 5 days.