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5 from 2 votes

Slow-Cooked Sloppy Joes

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!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 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.