Here it is!! Day two of my crock pot series. If you missed yesterday’s post- you can check it out here! This is so easy, you all are going to thank me! We love this recipe for easy sloppy joes in the crock pot!
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easy sloppy joes in the crock
ingredients (this serves about 6)
- 1 pound of ground beef or turkey
- 1 green pepper
- 1 can tomato soup
- 1/2 cup of ketchup
- 2 tbsp mustard
- 2-3 tbsp brown sugar
Brown and chop up the meat in a large skillet. drain the beef. When I do any recipe that requires me to cook beef, I always make an extra pound or 2 at the same time. Then i divide the cooked beef into 1-1.5 lb baggies and freeze them. The next time I make a meal that requires beef, I just made it that much easier on myself.
Spray the crock pot with cooking spray. Cut up the green pepper (I left this out just because I didn’t have one in the house), add it and all of the ingredients besides the beef to a bowl, and stir them up. Add the beef and the tomato mixture to the crock pot, stir together, and cook on low 4-6 hours. done!! I serve this on a bun with french fries and green beans. Easy peasy!!
If you want to get ridiculously easy, and you don’t want to follow a recipe, you can go one step further. Just brown the beef, drain, spray the crock pot, add the beef and a can of manwich to the pot, and cook it on low. “why wouldn’t i just make that in the evening, lorrin?” you say. “what’s the point?” you ask. Because no matter how easy it is to make with a can of manwich, there are days when it’s not happening in the evening no matter how easy it is!! Sometimes, it’s just easier for me to have it done early, and then we can eat as early as we need to. Besides, all of the flavors get to marinade in the crock pot no matter which version you use!
What do you think? Will you try this recipe for easy sloppy joes in the crock pot?