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Slow-Cooker Bacon Cheese Burger Sloppy Joes

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Slow-Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes

Easy kId-friendly slow cooker dinner!
Prep Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • Slow cooker


  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons bbq sauce (I used Famous Dave's Rich and Sassy)
  • 1 1/4 cups beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 2.5 ounce package real bacon pieces or 5 pieces of bacon cooked, drained, and crumbled
  • 6 large buns
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Brown ground beef, drain and add to the slow-cooker. In the same pan, cook the onion for 5 minutes over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 2 minute. Add mixture to slow cooker along with all other ingredients except cheese and bacon.
    Cook on LOW for 4 – 5 hours or on HIGH 2 – 3 hours. Stir. The mixture should be slightly thick, but not watery. 
    If the mixture is too thin, remove 1 cup and stir in 1 tablespoon of corn starch. Be sure to break up all the lumps. Return to the slow-cooker and stir. Add cheese to sloppy joes and stir. Cook for 30 minutes on low. Top with bacon pieces and serve on buns.
    *NOTE – If you don’t have corn starch, you can use additional tomato paste until the desired consistency is reached.