Slow-Cooker So-Easy Sloppy Joes

A slow-cooker makes this delicious meat sauce unbelievably easy--just add vegetables, beef, chili sauce, and seasonings, and come back later.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 6 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 16

Ingredients

3
lb. lean ground beef
1
cup chopped onions
1
cup chopped celery
1/2
cup chopped green bell pepper
1
(12-oz.) bottle chili sauce
1
(6-oz.) can tomato paste
2
to 3 tablespoons brown sugar
2
tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4
teaspoon pepper
16
sandwich buns, split
  • 1 In large skillet, cook ground beef, onions, celery and bell pepper over medium-high heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain.
  • 2 In 3 1/2 to 4-quart slow cooker, combine ground beef mixture and all remaining ingredients except buns; mix well.
  • 3 Cover; cook on low setting for 4 to 6 hours.
  • 4 Stir; spoon beef mixture into buns.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
    Calories
    340
    (
    Calories from Fat
    125),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    14g
    14%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    50mg
    50%;
    Sodium
    640mg
    640%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    33g
    33%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    13g
    13%
    ),
    Protein
    20g
    20%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    12%;
    Vitamin C
    10%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    18%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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