The sloppier the sandwich, the better it is. I’ve made chorizo Sloppy Joes, Sloppy Cubans, and kicked-up regular ole Sloppy Joes. All were sloppy. All were fantastic. This slow cooker version of a Sloppy Joe with gumbo-inspired flavors is no exception. Fantastic bayou flavors with traditional Sloppy Joe ingredients such as ketchup, mustard, and onion. Thick and messy. It’s gonna drip. It’s gonna make a mess. It’s gonna be great.
This recipe is also a great way to use up leftover gumbo. I don’t usually have leftover gumbo, it seems to disappear very quickly around here. That’s why I had to use a few cans of gumbo instead.
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 (10 3/4 ounce) cans condensed chicken gumbo soup
- 1 1/2 cups ketchup
- 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 10-12 hamburger, sub or hoagie buns
- Ground the beef in a large skillet or Dutch oven.
- Drain and transfer to a slow cooker set to low.
- Add onion, soup, ketchup and mustard. Stir.
- Cook on low for 4-6 hours, stirring occasionally.
- Season with salt and pepper and serve on buns.