Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

There’s a song about them and now there’s a super easy meal prep recipe for them! Today we make our Sloppy Joes in a slow cooker and keep them packed with over 200 grams of protein in the whole recipe!

• 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
• 1 Chopped Green Bell Pepper
• 1 Chopped Red Bell Pepper
• 1/2 Chopped Onion
• 2 Teaspoons Minced Garlic
• 2 Pounds (32 Ounces) Lean Ground Beef or Turkey (I used 96/4)
• 1 Can (15 Ounces/425g) Low Sodium Tomato Sauce
•  1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
•  1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
•  1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Seasoning
• 4 Tablespoons (68g) Ketchup (Look for low sugar)
• 4 Tablespoons (66g) Tomato Paste
•  2 Tablespoons (42g) Honey
• 2 Teaspoons (10g) Mustard
•  A little Black Pepper
• A little Salt

1. Heat up your Olive Oil in a pan on Medium Heat
2. Chop and cook your Bell Peppers, Onion, and Garlic in that pan for a couple minutes
3. Add in and brown your Beef or Turkey
4. Drain your Beef or Turkey mixture if you didn’t use a lean meat
5. Throw a liner in your slow cooker for easy cleanup (if you have them)
6. Add all of your ingredients including your meat mixture into your slow cooker
7. Mix everything together
Put your slow cooker on Low Heat for 4 hours

Tips: Use whatever vegetables you want!
Throw your mixture in a low carb or lettuce wrap!
Don’t have time to cook your meat? Throw everything in your slow cooker raw and cook it on Low Heat for 7-8 hours!

About the Author: Derek Howes

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel, shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive— it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in magazines, on the news, and TV shows are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation”, and is without question the most important habit he follows.


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