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Slow Cooker Sweet BBQ Sloppy Joe Casserole

This tasty meal made in the slow cooker has your name written on it! So easy and kid friendly this Sloppy Joe Casserole is the perfect meal for your busy life!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 426kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried mustard powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 12 oz shredded frozen hash brown potatoes
  • 4 - 6 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  • Brown and drain ground beef and place in slow cooker
  • Add remaining ingredients except for hash browns and cheese and stir to combine well
  • Top with frozen hash browns
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4
  • Top with shredded cheese and let melt for about 15 minutes before serving


  • make up a big batch of ground beef and keep in the freezer for even quicker prep on recipes like this
  • drizzle with melted butter and cook in oven for a few minutes to brown hashbrowns
  • store leftovers in airtight container in fridge up to 3 days or freezer up to 3 months 


Calories: 426kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 924mg | Potassium: 660mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 690IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 371mg | Iron: 3mg