Prep 10 mins
Cook 4 hrs
Sloppy Joes in a crockpot—just the thing for busy moms and dads or for the BIG game! I love the fact that all the ingredients that you usually would put on top of your sloppy joes is already in the recipe. Cooking time is using the slow cooker (crock pot) .
- 1 1⁄2 lbs ground chuck
- 8 ounces Velveeta cheese
- 1 onion, diced
- 1⁄2 green pepper, diced
- 1⁄4 cup pickle relish
- 1⁄4 cup mustard
- 1⁄4 cup ketchup
- 1⁄4 cup applesauce
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1⁄2 teaspoon oregano
- Brown ground chuck; drain off grease.
- Place diced onions and green peppers in bottom of crock pot. Add meat.
- Cube Velveeta cheese and arrange it on top of meat.
- Mix wet ingredients and oregano in small mixing bowl. Pour over meat.
- Cook in crock pot on low 3-4 hours.
- Spoon onto buns or hoagie rolls and serve with onion slices or other toppings of your choice.
I liked the ease of the recipe and thought the idea creative. I thought the inclusion of pickle relish was also an inventive touch. That said, we were disappointed with the recipe. :-(
The result tasted more like a "cheeseburger" than sloppy joes; so much so that we felt the only similarity was the texture of the meat. The dish was very cheesy and pale yellow in color. The recipe doesn't specify sweet or dill relish. I used the dill and unsweetened applesauce which probably contributed to my wanting a little sweetness in the dish. The cooking times were spot on. Served on buns along with slaw and cob corn. Thank you for sharing your recipe!
This was quite good but not as successful with my kids (my prime sloppy joe market) as I had hoped. The 'wet' ingredients turned into a very sweet and overpowering flavour combo that I feel overwhelmed the beef. Also, there was not as much 'sauce' as we normally like in our sloppy joe mix. Lastly, I think we would have enjoyed it more if the cheese had been added towards the end of the cooking time, by the time it finished cooking, the texture was just weird but that may be the cheese I had to use (cheese slices) as Velveeta isn't available.