Sloppy Joes

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Sloppy Joes

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Diet: Gluten Free, Dairy Free
Keyword: kid friendly, precooked
Main Protein: Beef, Ground Beef
Cooking Method: Slow Cooker, Stovetop
Servings: 6
Calories: 230kcal


  • 1 1/2 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 cup onion chopped finely
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper chopped finely
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard powder
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 14 oz. tomato sauce canned
  • 2 Tbsp. ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce*
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice

For the day of serving:

  • buns


Assembly instructions:

  • Brown the ground beef.
  • Put the ground beef in a large resealable freezer bag.
  • Dump in all the other ingredients.
  • Squish to combine.
  • Remove the excess air and seal. Lay flat and freeze.

Slow Cooker Cooking Instructions:

  • Thaw.
  • Cook in a crockpot for 2-3 hours on low or cook in a pot on the stovetop until heated through.
  • Serve on regular or gluten-free sliced buns.

Stovetop Cooking Instructions:

  • Thaw.
  • Cook in a stovetop pot over medium-low until heated through.
  • Serve on regular or gluten-free sliced buns.


* To make this recipe gluten free, use gluten free Worcestershire sauce and serve on gluten free buns.


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 948mg | Potassium: 794mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 494IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 4mg