Slow-Cooker Sloppy Joe Sliders

11 Ratings
Recipe courtesy ofValerie Bertinelli

Total: 4 hr 15 min Cook: 15 min

Yield: 4 to 6 servings (16 sliders)

Level: Easy



  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef (80 percent lean)
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated 
  • 1 inner stalk celery (with leaves), finely chopped 
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped 
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped 
  • One 14.5-ounce can tomato sauce, such as Pomi
  • 1/2 cup ketchup 
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder 
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard 
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder 
  • 1 tablespoon sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 
  • 16 slider buns or mini potato rolls, split 


  • Special equipment: a slow cooker

  • In a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker, combine the ground beef, garlic, celery, peppers, onions, tomato sauce, ketchup, chili powder, dry mustard, onion powder, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Mix together with a wooden spoon, making sure to break up the ground beef. Set the machine to high and cook for 4 hours.

  • Spoon the sloppy joe mixture onto the buns to make sliders.

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11 Ratings

Debbie K.
BROWN the meat FIRST! This was a great recipe that was a total flop cooked in a slow cooker. Ground beef came out mushy and ruined the meal. See All Reviews Post Review

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