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Slow Cooked Sloppy Joes

Slow Cooked Sloppy Joes

If you have never made homemade sloppy joes you need to as soon as possible. The homemade version is so much better than the stuff in the can. It doesn’t even come close to comparing.

We love sloppy joes so much that I have several different versions that I make. I like variety in my cooking. I like to keep things interesting by always trying new versions of recipes. It helps keep cooking fun and interesting.

My family also likes variety in their meals. They get tired of the same things if I serve it a lot. Dinner needs to vary and not be the same old thing every week.

That is why I have several versions of our favorite foods like sloppy joes.

Slow Cooked Sloppy Joes

This version I am sharing is a little different because it is a crock pot recipe and it has sausage in it. I like the fact that I can put everything in the crock pot and leave it for a few hours.

I think the trick to making Sloppy Joes in the crock pot though is to use lean ground meat and add a little flour. It helps thicken the sauce up a little bit. This recipe has sausage in it, which I like because it is different but you can easily use all beef as well.

Sloppy joes also freeze great. I just make a double batch, let the filling cool completely, and freeze it in zip top type freezer bags. You can keep hamburger buns in the freezer or just pick some up at the store when you are ready to serve it. It is an easy and delicious freezer meal.
Slow Cooked Sloppy Joes

adapted from a Southern Living recipe.

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  1. mjpuzzlemom says

    Love Sloppy Joe! This looks good…. Check out this sloppy joe recipe ( not crockpot but looks great! )


  2. Sounds great! Will definitely have to try this out.


  3. My kids and my husband will just love this one 🙂

  4. Totallyscrappy says

    I do likke a good sloppy joe!

  5. Pennies In My Pocket says

    You know, I don’t think I’ve had a Sloppy Joe since I was a kid! This is great! I will most definitely make this … maybe just a little while from now since my daughter is too young to appreciate it. This one is going in my recipe book now. 🙂


  6. Cooking different versions of a recipe definitely helps fight the eating blahs. This recipe sound delicious!

  7. Thanks for leaving a comment. This recipe sounds great! This would be good for youth night at church!

  8. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. This recipe would be great for youth night at our church! Thanks for sharing.

  9. hey, Lynn… have you adjusted this recipe for being GF? I would love to make sloppy joes for my MIL when she comes this weekend {since my FIL loves them so much}… but most of the recipes I’ve found won’t work for GF folks. Any tips?
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    • @SnoWhite, Sloppy joes are one of the things that I have not tackled. I did make a pretty good hamburger bun that might work for the bread part, but haven’t used it for sloppy joes. In the past we have put sloppy joe sauce over potatoes and that would be a good gf option. As far as the ingredients in the sauce, for this recipe I would just use a gf sausage and leave out the flour or use potato starch. I am finding the potato starch is the best thicken for things. It think….everything else in the recipe would be gf. I have a favorite recipe for sloppy joes that I never got posted. I will have to do that soon, because I don’t think the sauce part has any gluten in it.


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