Slow Cooker Homemade Sloppy Joes

  • Author: Rose
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


  • 1.52 lbs. cooked ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 34 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp. yellow mustard (like French’s)
  • 1.5 cups ketchup
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • Buns


  1. In a 3 quart slow cooker(or larger), add all ingredients. *If you like, you can cook the ground beef in a skillet with the onions and pepper so that they’re tender going into the slow cooker. Honestly, it works beautifully either way and I’ve done both!
  2. Stir it all up and let it simmer on low for 3-4 hours.
  3. Serve hot on buns… it’s SO delicious! Way better than anything you’ll get out of a can!