The BEST Crock-Pot Sloppy Joes

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The best sloppy joes made in the Crock-Pot! Perfect for game day homegating!

Happy Sunday everyone! Today we’re starting out with a fun giveaway! The Crock-Pot Brand has Crock-Pot® NFL/NCAA slow cookers available in all 32 NFL team logos (20 NCAA) and one lucky reader will win a Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker of their team preference! These slow cookers are perfect for homegating!

These slow cookers have a dishwasher-safe (and removable) stoneware base as well as a glass lid,  HIGH/LOW cook settings and a WARM setting, lid-mounted locking system, a 6-quart capacity (serves 7 people), and a recipe book included!

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Leave a comment on this post telling me which you’d like to win! This counts as one entry
  2. Look below the recipe to learn how to earn additional entries

Congrats Stephanie H for winning this giveaway! 

And in honor of game days and team-decorated slow cookers, I’m sharing an amazing sloppy joe recipe! These sloppy joes are made extra delicious by using the Crock-Pot Slow Cooker.

The ground beef and onion get browned in a dutch oven beforehand and then you dump those ingredients into the Crock-Pot Slow Cooker with the rest of the ingredients and let it simmer for a few hours.

Cooking the meat for sloppy joes in the slow cooker makes for the most delicious, tender, and seasoned beef filling. The ingredients and flavors have so much time to meld making for an intensified delicious flavor.

Sloppy joes are the perfect game day food and this is a great recipe to make if you’re hosting friends or family to watch the game. Prep time is minimal so even if you are hosting a “homegating” game day party you don’t have to stress!

With a toasted buttered bun and deliciously tender meat filling you can’t go wrong with these sloppy joes. Enjoy!

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The BEST Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

5 from 25 votes
The best sloppy joes made in the Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker!
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The BEST Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

5 from 25 votes
The best sloppy joes made in the Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Crock Pot Sloppy Joes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 sloppy joes
Calories 206kcal
Author Chelsea


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely diced yellow onion
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2-3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • Freshly ground black pepper and salt, to taste
  • Hamburger buns + 2-3 tablespoons of butter (optional)
  • Pickles and chips, to serve on the side!


  • Set a large pot over medium-low heat. Add the olive oil and once shimmering add in the diced onion. Saute for a couple of minutes and then add in the bell pepper. Once the veggies are crisp tender, add in the garlic and stir for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add in the lean ground beef and break up stirring until no longer pink and browned through.
  • Drain grease from the meat and transfer to the slow cooker. To the slow cooker, add the can of tomato sauce, ketchup, brown sugar (add to taste; if you don't like it sweet, you may only want a teaspoon or two and on the flip side you may want up to 3+ tablespoons. Remember you can always add more at the end!)
  • Add in the Worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper and salt to taste.
  • Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours, stirring the mixture occasionally if you can. Taste and adjust any seasonings (adding extra salt, pepper, or brown sugar) if desired.
  • Before serving, lightly butter both sides of the buns and toast on a hot griddle or in a large skillet over medium high heat. Serve the meat filling on top of the bun and serve with pickles and chips if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 206kcal


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  1. Thanks for offering the giveaway, Chelsea!! I would love to win a Colts Croc-Pot! It would be perfect to make your Sloppy Joes for holiday get togethers! My grandsons favorite!!

  2. Hi – This sounds yummy and easy – I will be making it tonight. Thanks for the recipes – and I would LOVE a Wisconsin Badgers Crock Pot!!!

  3. I live in a family full of 49er fans, so I would pick that one. I would be really excited if they featured MLB teams, then i would love a San Francisco Giants crockpot.

  4. 5 stars
    I LOVE your recipes! My crockpot burns everything and needs to be replaced!as a teachers, I can’t live without it! I would LOVE an OSU crockpot.

  5. would love to win the cardinals slow cooker. Use slowcookers all the time. Such a time saver especially this time of year

  6. I was hoping I might win a Patriot’s crock pot…..we here in Mass. are crazy about the Pats and to carry a crock pot with their logo on it to a potluck would be….as we tend to say here…WICKED COOL!!

  7. Maybe the Cleveland Browns will start winning if enough people have a new Crock Pot with their logo….. probably not but we would have good tailgate food! Thanks for a fun giveaway!

  8. 5 stars
    This recipe looks awesome!! I would love to win a Cincinnati Bengals Crock Pot!! Thanks for your fantastic recipes, Chelsea!

  9. 5 stars
    Oh, yum! These take me back to my childhood days and I’m sure yours taste 30 times better, lol. I would love the Atlanta Falcons one!

  10. 5 stars
    My crockpot is 20+ yrs old?. I’d love to win the Dallas Cowboys crockpot! My kids keep asking, “Is this a Chelsea dinner?” Ha!

  11. 5 stars
    I would love to win the Jacksonville Jaguars one! First time in the playoffs in 10 years! And I love crock pot recipes. Will definitely be trying this sloppy joes one!

  12. Recipe sounds delicious! I will be trying it tonight. Would love to win the Panthers carry and go crock pot! Love your blog. Keep up the good work.

  13. Yum!! This recipe looks so yummy! Love me so Sloppy Joe’s ? I want the Denver Broncos Crockpot so bad!!!! ❤

  14. 5 stars
    This recipe is so good! I would love the Clemson Tiger cook and carry crock pot! Thanks for all your fabulous recipes!

  15. 5 stars
    My family loved this recipe. I’m going to make it again. Can you tell me if the calories include the toasted buns?

    1. I’m soo glad they did! The calories are for the meat filling (buns vary so much from brand to brand!) Thanks! 🙂

  16. 5 stars
    Super flavorful, easy and delicious! Def crowd pleaser! I know sloppy joe’s aren’t rocket science…but the balance of flavors here was great and so is the ease of the crockpot method! Thank you!

  17. 5 stars
    I would love an Auburn Tiger one…WDE!!! I am trying your crockpot recipes as I am disabled mentally and physically so these really help me out and I appreciate you…thank you so much and you are AWESOME!!!

  18. Easy and delicious. Seconds requested! Used frozen pepper and onion mix which seemed to work well. Will definitly make again.

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