These Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes are so incredibly delicious and easy to make! All you need is ground beef, tomatoes, spices, and a few extra ingredients you probably already have in your refrigerator. It’s the perfect dish to serve for the Big Game, and easy on your budget, too!
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I don’t know about you, but my house is gearing up for the Big Game! There’s nothing quite like a football party, and I’m making sure my family has everything they need to cheer on their favorite team.
The first thing I’m making up is a big batch of Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes. They’re incredibly easy to make. Just set it and forget it until you’re ready to eat, and the slow cooker does the rest!
And by the way, these are 100% gluten free, too.
I love this recipe, and I’ll tell you why: You don’t need an oven, and you can basically forget about it while you get ready for the Big Game!
Hello, slow cooker, did you fall from heaven? I think you did.
That’s right, making Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes will free up your oven space for important things, like nachos, or my Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic Aioli.
I’m pretty sure anyone can make this. Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes are a seriously low-maintenance dinner, and I usually have the ingredients on hand. I did hide some fresh zucchini in there as well, but you’d never even know!
Kitchen Tip! Puree vegetables for dishes like this, and you won’t even be able to tell they’re there. All of the healthy benefits, without losing any of the big game flavor!
And I almost ALWAYS have a few cans of Hunt’s diced tomatoes on hand. They’re a seriously easy (and delicious!) way to add veggies to your meals. You don’t have to worry about dicing tomatoes yourself, and they hold up really well in the slow cooker. It’s just one way that I like to make game day food stress free, too.
Alright! Enough of me rambling on and on and on… I could probably write a book about how much I love this recipe. Let’s get down to making them!
How to Make Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes
First gather all of your ingredients!
I found mine at my local Walmart. I love you, Super-Walmart.
Add to the slow cooker: 2 lb ground beef, 1/2 chopped onion, 3/4 cup ketchup,
1 tsp yellow mustard, and 1 tsp garlic powder.
Cut zucchini into pieces and add to food processor.
Add pureed zucchini, brown sugar, salt, and pepper.
Add your 15oz can of Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes.
Stir everything together well and heat on HIGH for 4-5 hours, OR on LOW for 8 hours (or until cooked through).
Serve on gluten free hamburger buns!
Adorable little football flags are optional.
- 2 lb lean ground beef
- 1 15oz can Hunt’s diced tomatoes
- 3/4 cup ketchup
- 1/2 medium onion chopped
- 1/4 cup pureed zucchini
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tsp prepared yellow mustard
- salt & pepper to taste
- Add all ingredients to slow cooker and stir together until well combined.
- Cook on HIGH for 4-5 hours OR on LOW for 8 hours, or until meat is cooked through.
- Serve with gluten free hamburger buns.