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Slow Cooker Creamy Sloppy Joes

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4-6 hours on low
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


Homemade sloppy joe sauce and ground beef are simmered in slow cooker and then cream cheese is stirred in as a twist to make the best sloppy joes of your life. Serve the meaty sauce on toasted buns or even slider rolls for an easy weeknight dinner. This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to serve a crowd. 


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small or medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1/3 cup chili sauce (it’s in the aisle by the ketchup)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 6 buns (I used whole wheat)


  1. Heat a pan on your stove over medium high heat. Brown the beef for about 3-4 minutes then add in the onion. Stir and let the onion saute for 3-4 more minutes. Drain off any excess grease. Add the beef/onions to the slow cooker.
  2. Stir in the chili sauce, water, mustard, chili powder and worcestershire sauce.
  3. Cover and cook on low 4-6 hours.
  4. Remove the lid and stir the mixture. Add in the cream cheese and stir until it is melted. I used the saute setting to melt the cream cheese a little faster.
  5. Serve the meat on top of the buns. We toasted ours under the broiler in our oven.


I used my 6 quart oval Kitchenaid slow cooker.*

This makes enough for 4 large sandwiches or 6 smaller sandwiches.

  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Slow Cooker