This all-American throwback sandwich popped up in the midwest in the 1930s, becoming a staple of lunch counters and home kitchens alike. There’s a reason Sloppy Joes have remained popular for so long: kids love them and they are a cinch to whip up. This recipe also uses pantry staples, so you may have everything you need to make this delicious recipe on hand right now.

Note: If you would like to schedule this cook, but do not want to wait for the broiler to cool before refrigerating, sauté the beef, 1 tsp salt, olive oil, bell pepper, onion, and garlic in a large skillet over high heat for 10 minutes instead of broiling.

Slow Cook: Sloppy Joe's

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  • Servings: 3-4
  • Difficulty: 3 hours and 30 minutes
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  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar, plus 1 tsp, separated
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard
  • 3/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 4 hamburger buns, warmed
  • 1 (12 oz) bag pre-cut coleslaw mix
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar


1) Place ground beef and 1 tsp salt in a Suvie pan, mix slightly to combine and break beef into chunks. Place olive oil, bell pepper and onion into another Suvie pan and stir to combine.

2) Load both pans into Suvie and Roast at 400°F for 15 minutes stirring halfway through to ensure even browning.

3) Remove pans from Suvie. Drain and discard fat from beef. Add beef to pan with vegetables along with the minced garlic, ketchup, 1 tbsp brown sugar, mustard, chili powder, 1/4 tsp black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Mix thoroughly, breaking beef into small chunks.

4) Insert pan into the bottom zone of Suvie, input settings, and cook now or schedule. 

Suvie Cook Settings

Bottom Zone: Slow Cook High for 2 hours

5) Meanwhile, prepare the coleslaw. In a large bowl whisk together apple cider vinegar and 1 tsp brown sugar until dissolved. Add mayo and whisk to combine.

6) Add coleslaw mix and stir to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

7) After the cook, remove pan from Suvie and season sloppy Joe filling with salt and pepper to taste. Place each bun on a plate, divide sloppy joes between the four buns, and serve with a scoop of coleslaw.

Wine Pairing

Rich, meaty, no-nonsense meals like Sloppy Joe’s require a bold and robust wine to match. We recommend a glass of punchy Malbec.

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Evan Leitner
Evan Leitner
2 years ago

This recipe is amazing!!! So good