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Crock Pot Sloppy Joes

I just want to warn everyone that this is not your typical recipe and I appologize.  It is a good one though.  My husband was in charge of feeding a group of people several years ago (over a decade really).  He was talking to the butcher while getting the hamburger and the butcher gave him this recipe.  He took him around the store and picked out all the ingedients and placed them in the shopping cart for him. My husband then made it for the group and it has been the recipe we use ever since.  I must admit I have adapted it just a little bit.  Now for the bad news... there are no measurements and yet it turns out good everytime.  I have made it for several  family gatherings and always get asked for the recipe.  So here it goes just the way it was given to my husband those many, many years ago.....

Crock Pot Sloppy Joes
onion, diced
green pepper, diced
a little brown sugar (my addition)

Brown the hamburger, place in crock pot with onions and green peppers.  Add enough ketchup to make it pretty moist.  Stir in a little brown sugar to taste.  Cook on low for 3-4 hours.  To allow the flavors to mix.

Use the amounts of the ingredients that your family likes.  I go easy on the green peppers.  

The last batch I made I used approximately: (Sorry I never measure)
2 lbs hamburger
1/2 medium onion
1/2 green pepper
2 Tbs. brown sugar
1- 24 oz bottle of ketchup

I fed it to the missionaries and they even asked me for the recipe.  My family likes to eat sloppy joe with potato chips placed in the sandwich. (Weird, I know..but it tastes good.)

If you love your crock pot like I do check out Crock Pot Wednesdays for some other great recipes.


  1. I have been trying to think of something for dinner. I didn't want to go to the store, because it was been raining all day. I have all these ingredients so guess we are having sloppy joes.
    I have become a follower of you blog, come by and visit my blog and maybe do the same.
    THANKS!!! for the recipe. Geri

  2. Sounds and looks good to me! :) Will have to try this one for sure!

  3. Very yummy blog you have and Congrats on the Foodie Blogroll!

  4. This is a great idea. Why didn't I think of doing this, a long time ago. Thanks.


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