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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!
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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 sloppy joes made in the Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker!
- 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.