Home Style Crock Pot Sloppy Joes

, Home Style Crock Pot Sloppy Joes | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

We all do it. Don’t try to deny it.

We smother them in dips, douse them with cheese sauce and cover them in peanut butter.

Home Style Crock Pot Sloppy Joes | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Sneaking vegetables into our kids meals. I know I’ve done this before and they were hits.

But have you tried this? No cans, no starter sauces, just good fun vegetables and spices and some slow simmering time for a meal of extra saucy, extra tasty, Home Style Sloppy Joes.

Home Style Crock Pot Sloppy Joes | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

I made these Sloppy Joes on one of my crock pot frenzies of waiting for baby. A bunch of goodness tossed in my slow cooker and we had dinner by day’s end. Don’t let the ingredient list get to you—it’s worth it. This makes a double batch, so freeze some for later, use the leftovers for Sloppy Joe Lasagna (recipe coming soon) or cut the recipe in half.

Home Style Sloppy Joes
Ingredients:
1 lb lean ground beef
12 oz ground pork
2 bell peppers, finely diced
1 white onion, finely diced
1 carrot, finely grated
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes in liquid
1 7.4 oz carton seasoned tomato sauce
1 6 oz can tomato paste
6 Tb brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
2 Tb white vinegar
1 Tb whole grain mustard
2 tsp chile powder with lemon
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Home Style Crock Pot Sloppy Joes | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

In a large pot or in a slow cooker with a cooking bottom like my Ninja Oven, combine the ground beef, ground pork, diced bell peppers and onions and grated carrots. Cook and stir over medium until browned.

Home Style Crock Pot Sloppy Joes | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Stir in the white vinegar, whole grain mustard, chile powder with lemon, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Home Style Crock Pot Sloppy Joes | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Add the brown sugar, flour, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and diced tomatoes. Stir to combine.

Home Style Crock Pot Sloppy Joes | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Transfer to a slow cooker, cover and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours.

Home Style Crock Pot Sloppy Joes | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Remove lid to cool and thicken 30 minutes before serving.

Home Style Crock Pot Sloppy Joes | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Toast 8 hamburger buns or Kaiser rolls with butter or cooking spray, if desired.

Home Style Crock Pot Sloppy Joes | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Spoon onto rolls to serve.

Home Style Crock Pot Sloppy Joes | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Top with a bit of optional shredded cheese and bread and butter pickles.

And yes, the family loved this original recipe by me 🙂 (and nobody noticed the sneaky vegetables)

Home Style Crock Pot Sloppy Joes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours, 10 minutes

Total Time: 8 hours, 15 minutes

Number of servings: 16

Per Serving 172 calories

Fat 9 g

Carbs 13 g

Protein 10 g

16

Home Style Crock Pot Sloppy Joes

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 4

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 12 oz ground pork
  • 2 bell peppers, finely diced
  • 1 white onion, finely diced
  • 1 carrot, finely grated
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes in liquid
  • 1 7.4 oz carton seasoned tomato sauce
  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 6 Tb brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 Tb white vinegar
  • 1 Tb whole grain mustard
  • 2 tsp chile powder with lemon
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large pot or in a slow cooker with a cooking bottom, combine the ground beef, ground pork, diced bell peppers and onions and grated carrots. Cook and stir over medium until browned.
  2. Stir in the white vinegar, whole grain mustard, chile powder with lemon, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Add the brown sugar, flour, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and diced tomatoes. Stir to combine.
  4. Transfer to a slow cooker, cover and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours.
  5. Remove lid to cool and thicken 30 minutes before serving.
  6. Toast 8 hamburger buns or Kaiser rolls with butter or cooking spray, if desired.
  7. Spoon onto rolls to serve.

Notes

Top with a bit of optional shredded cheese and bread and butter pickles to serve. *Nutrition information is for meat sauce only.

 

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