how to make sloppy joes in a crock pot
Sloppy joes are one of my go to recipes when we have company over. These are especially good for bring a dish to pass events. Did you know that sloppy joes taste different when you make them in a crock pot?
I know you can cook everything in a pan and eat them right then. But something changes when you put the ingredients into a slow cooker on low and let them cook for a few hours. The ingredients kinda caramelize and enhance the flavor. Sloppy joes are something I’ll eat, but are not my favorite, unless they are cooked in crock pot.
You do start the dish out in a pan, but you move it to the crock pot. That is where the flavor is.
You can eat them with or without cheese. Toast the buns for another added layer of crunch and flavor. How do you like your sloppy Joe, with or without cheese?
1 to 1.5 pounds ground beef
your favorite sloppy Joe sauce
1 small onion finely chopped (optional)
Turn your crock pot on low.
In a pan, add the ground beef and onion.
Cook until the ground beef is brown.
Add the ground beef mix into the crock pot and stir in the sauce.
Place the top on and cook cook 4 -6 hours, stirring occasionally.
You will notice the color of the sauce darken, that is when you know it is done.
Serve on bread or hamburger buns with a slice of American cheese