Sam's Sloppy Joes (Crock Pot)

Total Time
3hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 hrs

I thought the base of this recipe came from Zaar, but turns out it didn't. I made the base recipe with a few tweaks and came up with this. Very rich and in no way low fat. For sure a kid pleaser as my 5 yr old keeps asking for more "floppy joes" LOL I use 4 packets of Arby's Sauce in this recipe, but Zaar's editor won't letme enter that, so it's entered as BBQ sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry hamburger until almost cooked through.
  2. Place in Crock Pot with onion.
  3. Add mustard, ketchup, relish and BBQ sauce/Arby's Sauce.
  4. Cut Velveeta into cubes.
  5. Mix all well.
  6. Cook on low, 3-4 hours.
Most Helpful

For the most part I made this as given, but since 'relish' for me brings to mind sweet pickle relish, I decided to use a homemade chutney instead & that worked out great! Another time I might just substitute shredded chicken breast for the hamburger, since I always have that in the freezer! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]

Sydney Mike March 09, 2010

Eek! I forgot to rate this. We really like this - it's a nice change from the traditional Sloppy Joe. Once again, I didn't do it in a crockpot - just did it with a skillet on the stove, but no crime, no foul. My dd calls these "CHEEEZY Joes" - all of us call them YUM! In fact, it's on the menu for tonight!

TransplantedHusker August 20, 2009

Sam, you are a genius. I have been using my tried and true sloppy joe recipe for years--a little of this, a little of that--but now I have a NEW, GREAT recipe! I never would have thought to add relish or Velveeta--this is a great addition and makes it tangy and, oh, so cheesy! My DH had two and DD had FOUR sloppy joes! She ususally doesn't eat nearly this much, but said this recipe is 10 stars. Thanks for publishing this--I will use it often. I used my warming oven--low (slow cooking function) for six hours. Delish, and no clean-up! UPDATE: We had these again for the Super Bowl, and there was not a crumb left anywhere. The men raved about it!

pamela t. February 02, 2009