Slow-Cooker So-Easy Sloppy Joes

Make 16 servings

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips

Sloppy Joes are perfect for busy-day meals and casual dinner parties because the filling is easily prepared ahead. Flavors improve while the filling rests in the refrigerator for up to a day.

Try Sloppy Joe Shortcakes: Bake one 16.3-ounce can Pillsbury® Grands!® Refrigerated buttermilk Layer Biscuits as directed on the label. Split the hot biscuits in half. Spoon the meat mixture onto biscuit bottoms; cover with biscuit tops; sprinkle with shredded Cheddar cheese.

Serve the Sloppy Joe filling over cooked ravioli. Pass the pepper mill and a bowl of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Smartpoints: 11
Calories 340, Calories from Fat 125
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 640mg
Total Carbohydrate 33g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 13g
Protein 20g
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