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Today I bring you an idea that one of my Facebook readers shared with me a few months ago.
Crockpot Sloppy Joe’s.
Brilliant, I tell you. I’ve made them about 14 times in the last couple of months (I might be exaggerating a little) and my children love them. So easy.
(Yes, that IS a froggy plate.)
- 1 lb. hamburger meat
- 1 15 oz. can of your favorite Sloppy Joe sauce
- hamburger buns
My main crockpot is just like this 6 qt Rival Digital Timed Crockpot (only not shiny and very used). Something to consider- when cooking 1 lb of hamburger meat in a 6 qt crockpot, it is going to cook very fast.
Take your hamburger meat and place it in the crockpot.
Cover in a jar of your favorite Sloppy Joe concoction- I used Manwich.
Use a large spoon or spatula to break up the meat. I am not a Sloppy Joe fan at all, but the sauce smells so good cooking. It looks like it has minced onions and bell peppers and a nice mix of spices in the sauce.
Put the lid on it and let it cook. I cooked this for 4 hours on high. (It was really done about 3 hours into it.) If you are leaving the house for more than 4 hours once the crockpot is going, just set it at the very lowest setting. Mine has a timed setting of 10 hours. Just judge accordingly.
This is what your meat will look like about half way through the cooking process.
Don’t be alarmed or grossed out- it is normal.
You can choose to stir it half way through, or leave it as is and just let the cooking process do it’s thing.
I choose to stir and get more of the lumps out of the meat.
Once the meat is cooked 100 %, this is what it should look like.
Ignore the crusty sauce around the edges of the crockpot stone. It is normal. Comes off with an SOS pad, I promise.
Scoop the meaty sauce onto hamburger buns- you should have enough for 8 Sloppy Joes.
My kids like baked tator tots and baked beans as sides.