Crock Pot Sloppy Joes – Pizza Style

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.




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.

pizza joes slow cooker pizza joes

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.

sloppy pizza joe ingredients

crock-pot sloppy pizza joes

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

crockpot sloppy joes

slow cooker sloppy pizza joes

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

sloppy joe pizzas

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!


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