Prep 25 mins
Cook 4 hrs
This recipe is courtesy of Southern Living Magazine, April 2007.
- 1 1⁄2 lbs lean ground beef
- 1 (16 ounce) package pork sausage
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1⁄2 medium green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1⁄2 cup ketchup
- 1⁄4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 8 hamburger buns, toasted
- Brown beef and sausage with onion and bell pepper in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring 10 minutes or until beef and sausage crumble and are no longer pink.
- Drain well.
- Place beef mixture in a 4 1/2-qt. slow cooker.
- Stir in tomato sauce and next 9 ingredients.
- Cover and cook on HIGH 4 hours.
- Serve on hamburger buns.
- Note: To freeze leftover Sloppy Joe mixture, let cool completely.
- Place in zip-top plastic freezer bags; lay bags flat, and stack in freezer.
- Freeze up to 1 month.
- Thaw overnight in the fridge, or defrost in the microwave.
This has to be the best homemade joe recipe I've made or ever had and I have made many different recipes before. This is a keeper and one I will probably use all of the time. DH loved them also. Oh and I used the stove-top method of cooking them.
These were delicious sloppy Joes! I have never made sloppy Joes with sausage before but it really eenhanced the flavor of these! I think next time I will use a hot sausage to give them a little more kick. My family really enjoyed these!