Total Time
4hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 4 hrs

I got this recipe from one of my good friends. My kids even like it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil and saute onion and green pepper until tender.
  2. Stir in both meats and cook until no longer pink.
  3. As the meat cooks, break up the large pieces and stir to combine the meats.
  4. Drain fat from meat.
  5. Return meat to skillet.
  6. Add garlic and stir gently until you begin to smell the garlic cooking (about 2 minutes).
  7. Place meat in a 3-1/2 quart or larger crock pot.
  8. Add remaining ingredients.
  9. Stir to blend ingredients.
  10. Cook on High for 1 hour then reduce to Low and cook for another 3 to 4 hours.
  11. Serve on slightly crusty buns along with a Caesar salad.
  12. Garnish with grated Mozzarella cheese.
Most Helpful

This was excellent! I used frozen assorted color peppers I had and nixed the celery. It was very flavorful. I was concerned about using hot Italian sausage, but with the other ingredients it added great flavor, not heat. My husband declared it a keeper and he doesn't like regular Sloppy Joe.

Marmish August 04, 2003

This was fantastic. So much better than the canned stuff. The only thing I changed was to use 1.5 pounds of ground beef (don't care for sausage). This will be added to my dinner menu selection. Thanks!

Robin W January 30, 2003