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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sloppy "Dr." Joe

Sloppy Joe's get a bad rap sometimes. I've heard it said that they are the "shortcut" to a "real hamburger"...CALL me weird, but I adore Sloppy Joe's! Everyone seems to have their own favorite stand-by/go to recipe when it comes to making this "quick fix" dinner...and I'm no different...BUT I found this recipe and thought it was worth trying. Its so tasty and it was something different from the one I usually make...that means now I can serve Sloppy Joe's twice in a week and have it taste completely different both times, right?! Its a great crock pot recipe and one I think your family will enjoy!

Sloppy "Dr" Joe's

1 lb ground beef
1/2 t. onion powder
1/2 t. garlic powder
3/4 c. DR. Pepper (if you aren't a Dr. Pepper fan, use another cola or Root Beer)
2 T flour
1 c. ketchup
1 t. prepared mustard
1 T vinegar
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1/8 t. salt

Hamburger buns

Brown meat (slightly) in a skillet. Add onion powder, garlic powder and flour. Don't overcook, just lightly brown the meat (since you will put it in the crock pot where it will finish cooking). In a bowl, combine remaining ingredient(except buns) and stir until mixed thoroughly. Place meat in a crock pot, pour Dr. Pepper mixture over the top. Cook on low for 3-4 hours. Serve on a bun with cheese, lettuce, pickles and any sauces you desire.



  1. We LOVE sloppy joes too (I'm glad we are the only ones!!). I posted a sloppy joe made out of a chuck roast (crock pot) on my web site a while back...thank you for sharing your recipe.

  2. I meant to type "glad we are NOT the only ones"...sorry.