These Easy Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes are the PERFECT weeknight meal. Toss everything in and leave it for 2 hours. Yes, it’s really that simple!

Then simply serve it up on a hot dog or hamburger bun, brioche or pretzel bun or whatever you choose! (see tips below for more ideas)

Easy Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

If you like easy weeknight meals, these flavorful crockpot sloppy joes are just the answer. But you should also try our easy weeknight philly cheesesteaks or our easy taco bake!

However, these Easy Crockpot Sloppy Joes are the perfect thing to throw together and have ready in a couple of hours.

This is a fix it and forget it meal if you’re into those types of meals!

They can be made on the stove top if you wish, but a couple of hours in the Crockpot and these Easy Slow Cooker Sloppy Joe’s are ready to go.

Easy Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

Tips & Tricks

The trick to making these perfect is to only keep the mixture in the crockpot for NO longer than 3 hours but at least 2 hours. So that magic number is somewhere in between.

I usually get everything ready in the morning, and when the kids get home from school they dump the refrigerated container of ingredients into the crockpot and turn it on low until dinner.

Why you want to keep it at less than 3 hours, is really just to keep it from burning. So make sure you are putting this on a very low setting on your crockpot.

What to Serve this Sloppy Joe Recipe on:

  • hamburger buns
  • hot dog buns
  • brioche buns
  • pretzel buns
  • flour tortillas
  • taco shells
  • thick cut bread and more…

We usually just get hot dog buns, but my son’s favorite way – on a flour tortilla with loads of shredded cheese is pretty awesome too!

Easy Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

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Easy Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes Recipe

Easy Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes
Easy Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

Easy Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

Nicole Cook
These Easy Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes are the PERFECT weeknight meal. Toss everything in and leave it for 2 hours. Yes, it's really that simple!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Course Slow Cooker
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 396 kcal


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh garlic minced
  • ¼ cup water
  • 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 10.5 ounces beef broth
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • ¾ cup bbq sauce
  • Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns
  • Toppings: Fresh Sliced Onion Cheese, Tomatoes, Lettuce (optional)


  • Dump all the ingredients into the crockpot and stir everything together.
  • Using a large spoon, crumble and break up the hamburger meat into small chunks.
  • Cover and cook on low for 2-4 hours
  • I stir the mixture every hour. Breaking up the ground beef a bit more each time.
  • When ready to serve, spoon the meat on sandwich buns, top with some fresh combination of toppings and enjoy!


Calories: 396kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 21gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 881mgPotassium: 571mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 222IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 3mg
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