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So my family isn’t huge Sloppy Joe fans, which is a bummer because it is a super quick and easy meal to make.  Sometimes quick and easy is all I have time for.  So I came upon this recipe from a special interest Betty Crocker publication from 2004.  I tweaked it to our liking and every family member ate it up.  Plus the best part is it can be made in a crockpot.  Fall and winter just seems to be the time when my crockpot is on overload.

 

Recipe:

1 pound ground beef

1/2 cup of chopped onion

1/4 teaspoon oregano

1/2 teaspoon of basil

jarred pizza sauce

1/2 cup of chopped pepperoni (more or less depending on taste)

rolls – I make homemade ones

 

1.  Put uncooked ground beef and onion in the crockpot on high for 2 hours.  I used my Pampered Chef chopper tool to ground up the beef while it is cooking.

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2.  After ground beef is cooked through, add a jar of pizza sauce, some pepperonis cut in 4ths (I cut about 25 pepperonis) 1/4 teaspoon of oregano, and a 1/2 teaspoon of basil.

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3.  Cook on low for 4-6 hours and then serve on rolls.  Your picky eaters will thank you!

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This recipe all freezes well!  Crockpot and a freezer meal in one.  I know!  It’s amazing.

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Looking for more tried and true crockpot recipes?

Best Ever Shredded Beef Recipe – the only shredded beef that is kid-approved as well.  And you will never believe what is in it!

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Crock Pot Shredded Rotisserie Chicken – no whole chicken needed.  Simply make this classic with boneless skinless chicken breasts

crockpot shredded rotiserrie chicken

 

Simple ingredients with the Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken

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Crock Pot Sloppy Joes (Pizza Styled)

Beginner-friendly and super quick
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, Mediterranean, Mexican
Servings 2

Equipment

  • 1 Crockpot
  • 1 Chopper

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • ½ cup Chopped Onion
  • ¼ tsp Oregano
  • ½ tsp Basil
  • 4 tsp Jarred Pizza Sauce
  • ½ cup Chopped Pepperoni

Instructions
 

  • Put uncooked ground beef and onion in the crockpot on high for 2 hours.  I used my Pampered Chef chopper tool to ground up the beef while it is cooking.
  • After ground beef is cooked through, add a jar of pizza sauce, some pepperonis cut in 4ths (I cut about 25 pepperonis) 1/4 teaspoon of oregano, and a 1/2 teaspoon of basil.
  • Cook on low for 4-6 hours and then serve on rolls.  Your picky eaters will thank you!
Keyword crockpot, meat, sloppy joes, slow cooker

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5 Comments

  1. Another twist you can put on this, something I do with regular sloppy Joes. Take a can of Pillsbury grands biscuits. Flatten each one out. Put a large spoonful of sloppy joe mixture and a pinch of mozzarella cheese in each one. Fold in half and pinch edges to seal. Bake according to biscuit instructions. Delicious! And no mess 🙂

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