Sweet heat Crock-Pot sloppy Joes

Heather Disarro

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Sweet heat Crock-Pot sloppy Joes can be made with or without the heat part, but are fully flavorful no matter what. Make weeknight dinner easier on everyone with this winning slow cooker option.

Sweet heat crockpot sloppy Joes

Sweet heat Crock-Pot sloppy Joes

Serves 8-12


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper


  1. In the crock of a slow cooker, combine all ingredients except the beef and stir to combine.
  2. Using your fingers, crumble in the ground beef, then stir to combine.
  3. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or until the beef is completely cooked through and the sauce has thickened.
  4. Serve hot atop hamburger buns.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.