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Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

Make this simple, affordable American classic easier still with the help of a slow cooker. Frozen chopped onions and peppers cut down on the prep work.

Serves 6
Ready in 195 mins
Prep time 5 mins
Cooking time 190 mins
293 calories per serving


> 1 lb 90% lean ground beef
> 1 cup frozen frozen chopped onions and peppers, thawed
> 1 (15 oz) can no-salt-added tomato sauce
> 1/2 cup Nature's Promise® Less Sodium and Sugar Ketchup
> 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
> 1/2 tsp garlic powder
> 6 whole-wheat hamburger buns


Heat a large skillet on medium-high or a 4- or 5-qt slow cooker on the sauté function. Add the beef and season with salt and pepper. Cook 5 min., until browned, breaking up with a wooden spoon. Add the onions and peppers and cook 3–4 min., until softened.
If using a skillet, transfer beef and onion mixture to a 4- or 5-qt slow cooker. Add the tomato sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder. Season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Cover and cook on high 3 hours or low 6 hours. Serve sloppy joes on the hamburger buns.

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