Sloppy Chili Joes

A cross between chili and traditional sloppy Joes, you can use ground beef, turkey, pork, or chicken for the meat of these sandwiches. Since you can make the filling in a slow cooker, these sandwiches are super easy to prep and take to a tailgate or party.

Sloppy Chili Joes
Photo: Brie Passano
Prep Time:
20 mins
Slow Cook Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 50 mins
6 sandwiches


  • 1 ½ pound ground beef, pork, turkey, or chicken

  • ½ cup chopped green sweet pepper

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce

  • 2 tablespoon water

  • 2 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 6 hamburger or pretzel buns or kaiser rolls, split and toasted

  • Desired toppings, such as shredded cheddar cheese, chopped onions, and/or pickled jalapeno peppers


  1. In a 10-inch skillet cook ground beef, sweet pepper, and onion over medium heat until meat is browned; drain off fat.

  2. Transfer meat mixture to a 4- to 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in tomato sauce, the water, chili powder, and cumin. Cover and cook on low 3 1/2 to 4 hours or high 2 hours.

  3. Fill buns with meat mixture and top with desired toppings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

412 Calories
22g Fat
27g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 412
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 627mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 15.7mg 79%
Calcium 103mg 8%
Iron 4.4mg 24%
Potassium 549mg 12%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 55mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*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.

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