Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Author Micha M


  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 small or medium onion , chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons packed brown sugar


  1. Brown meat in large skillet add onion and cook until translucent and soft. Season with salt and pepper and drain off any fat.
  2. Place in slow cooker. Add water and ketchup. Add mustard, sugar and onion powder if using. Stir to combine. Cover and cook on low 4-5 hours or on high 2-3 hours.

Freezer instructions: Cool completely in refrigerator. Label container and freeze. When ready to use thaw in fridge overnight or until thawed. Heat in skillet over low heat until heated through and bubbly. Serve.

Recipe Notes

Cook time given is for low temperature