Sweet and Spicy Sloppy Joes(Crockpot)


2 teaspoons canola oil
3 pounds ground turkey or beef
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 medium green pepper, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
3 cups ketchup
2/3 cup water
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
12 hamburger buns, split
Coleslaw, dill pickle slices, optional


1 Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook meat in batches until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles, 8-10 minutes per batch. Transfer meat to a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. In the same skillet, cook the onion and green pepper until tender, 2-3 minutes. Add garlic, Worcestershire and red pepper flakes; cook 1 minute longer. Transfer to slow cooker.
2 In a bowl, combine ketchup, water, brown sugar, mustard, salt and pepper; pour over meat. Cover and cook on low until flavors are blended, 4 to 5 hours. Serve on buns.

Helpful Hints:

Top with pickled jalapenos, fried onions or pickles for crunch.
Coleslaw tossed in a vinaigrette is great as a side or a topper on this sandwich.
Total Time
Prep: 30 min. Cook: 4 hours
Makes 12 servings
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 390 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 1206mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate

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