Good served on buns, and great chili for hot dogs.

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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat, and cook until brown, breaking up the meat as it cooks, about 15 minutes. Drain excess grease.

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  • Place the cooked meat, onion, garlic, celery, salt, black pepper, cider vinegar, mustard, brown sugar, and ketchup into a slow cooker, and stir to combine. Set the cooker on Low, and cook for 6 to 8 hours.

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Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

187.6 calories; 13.9 g protein; 14.5 g carbohydrates; 44.6 mg cholesterol; 709.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2011
Very good recipe!!! My family loves 'sloppy joes' but I hate the sauce out the can because it is so sweet. This made a great sloppy joe that my family loved and I did too. I cooked it in a skillet instead of in the slow cooker and it turned out great. I omitted celery upped the garlic salt pepper and vinegar. I also used a can of tomato paste and cut down the ketchup to get rid of some of the sweetness. Overall very good recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/17/2012
Yuck...too sweet Read More
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119 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 63
  • 4 star values: 39
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2011
Very good recipe!!! My family loves 'sloppy joes' but I hate the sauce out the can because it is so sweet. This made a great sloppy joe that my family loved and I did too. I cooked it in a skillet instead of in the slow cooker and it turned out great. I omitted celery upped the garlic salt pepper and vinegar. I also used a can of tomato paste and cut down the ketchup to get rid of some of the sweetness. Overall very good recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2011
Oh my goodness this came out great. So tasty and super simple to make. The only thing I tweaked was I seasoned the ground beef with seasoned salt, pepper, cumin and a dash of red pepper flakes before I added it to my slow cooker. Also, I added 5 cloves of garlic instead of 2 (I love garlic). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2011
I made this using vegetarian fake "beef" crumbles, and it was so delicious my fiance forgot it wasn't meat (we're on a low calorie diet)!! the only thing I changed was using a chipotle flavored ketchup as it was all we had. I think it would also be great with chicken or brisket! Thank you so much for sharing, we will be making this again!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2011
WOW!! I made this tonight for the first time. I was only making it for myself so I pretty much cut the recipe in half. After a few hours of cooking the smell made me just want to add pickle slices and a touch of pickle juice, it was amazing. I ate the meat on a hamburger bun like a sloppy joe and in a tortilla as a burrito. Both were unbelievable! So easy and so good Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2011
This is the basicly same recipe I use minus the celery and slow cooker. It's only a half hour in a pan. Very tasty and fast. Great with veggie and salad or fruit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2011
Great recipe! Only thing I did different was omit the celery and use Sweet Baby Ray's Honey Chipotle BBQ sauce instead of ketchup. It was awesome as sloppy joes on some Hawaiin buns, even my very picky 2yr old ate it up! I will never make sloppy joes from a can again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2011
LOVE this! Used it for a Girl Scout dinner. Added 4lbs of beef so also added a Manwich can too but the flavoring was SO good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/15/2012
This is exactly the same way I have always made mine. I dont add celery or the minced garlic but do add finely chopped peppers. My soon to be hubby does not like the sweetness so I compromise by adding a can of tomatoe paste to cut down on the sweetness. I also use a teaspoon of worchestershire sauce (more or less to taste) and a dash or two of chili powder. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2011
I made this with ground venison and ground beef. It was delicious. Will definitely keep this recipe to be used again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/17/2012
Yuck...too sweet Read More
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