I grew up on sloppy joes. They are one of my essential “Big Family Gathering” meals. They are filling, hearty, and when done right…delicious. You can throw these slow cooker sloppy joes together in 10 minutes, leave them in your crock pot for a few hours, and *poof*! You can have enough food to feed an army.
It took me a long time to find a really good sloppy joe recipe. There are so many variations out there, and so many different options. This one is what I finally settled on. Its the perfect combination of sweet, tangy, and savory.
Start by heating up a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Put in your chopped celery and onion with it. You will notice in this photo a lack of onion. I ran out! I substituted dried onion and some extra onion powder. Season your beef while its cooking with some salt, pepper, seasoning salt, and onion powder.