Recipes and Cooking All-American Sloppy Joes 3.8 (10) Soft, pillowy burger buns are the ideal vehicle for the saucy meat and toppings of this comfort food classic. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on April 9, 2012 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Prep Time: 40 mins Slow Cook Time: 6 hrs Total Time: 6 hrs 40 mins Servings: 16 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 3 pound lean ground beef or ground pork 2 cup chopped onions (2 large) 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 ½ cup chopped red sweet peppers 2 cup chopped celery (4 stalks) 1 12 ounce can beer 1 cup ketchup 2 tablespoon molasses 2 tablespoon yellow mustard 4 teaspoon chili powder 2 teaspoon cider vinegar Dash bottled hot pepper sauce 16 whole grain buns, kaiser rolls, or hamburger buns, split and toasted Assorted toppers, such as dill pickle slices, and/or pickled peppers (optional) Directions In a large skillet cook ground beef, onions, and garlic over medium heat until meat is brown and onions are tender, using a wooden spoon to break up meat as it cooks. Drain off fat. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine meat mixture, sweet peppers, celery, beer, ketchup, molasses, mustard, chili powder, vinegar, and hot pepper sauce. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours. To serve, use a slotted spoon to spoon meat mixture onto roll bottoms. If desired, add desired toppers. Cover with roll tops. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 403 Calories 16g Fat 41g Carbs 23g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 16 Calories 403 % Daily Value * Total Fat 16g 21% Saturated Fat 5g 25% Cholesterol 58mg 19% Sodium 575mg 25% Total Carbohydrate 41g 15% Total Sugars 8g Protein 23g Vitamin C 34.2mg 171% Calcium 90.9mg 7% Iron 4.1mg 23% Potassium 542mg 12% Fatty acids, total trans 1g Folate, total 80.6mcg Vitamin B-12 1.9mcg Vitamin B-6 0.5mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.