These delicious slow cooker sloppy joes are full of flavor and melty provolone piled on soft buns.
I love making sloppy joes in the slow cooker and these Slow Cooker French Dip Sloppy Joes might be our new favorite! All the flavors of a classic french dip but in sloppy joe form and right from the slow cooker!
I always love finding easy but comforting dinners that the whole family will love and that is why I love these Slow Cooker French Dip Sloppy Joes. This is such an easy weeknight dinner that is always a family favorite.
Onions and ground beef slow cook with beef broth, and beefy onion soup mix to give these the perfect french dip flavor. Melty provolone tops these sandwiches are they are ready for dinner! Always a crowd pleaser.
These are amazing in little slider buns or piled high on soft brioche buns. You can also eat this over rice or on a baked potato!
This is such a crowd-pleasing meal that takes no time to prepare and slow cooks until everything is nice and flavorful. Your house will smell amazing and you will have a dinner that impresses everyone.
I love all the melty cheese on these it really sends them over the top.
These Slow Cooker French Dip Sloppy Joes have all of that french dip flavor but in a great sloppy joe sandwich!
You have to try this recipe I know you will love it!
You can easily double this recipe or even freeze it before adding the cheese for a quick dinner from the freezer.
You will love this recipe because it is
- Easy and fast
- Great weeknight meal
- Slow Cooker meal
Can I use any other meat?
Yes! You could use ground turkey or chicken if you like.
Can I add more spice?
If you want even more spice you can add green chilis or a little red pepper flake if you want heat but you could also use pepperjack cheese instead of provolone.
How to store the leftovers?
Just store this in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
How should I serve these Slow Cooker French Dip Sloppy Joes?
I like to serve these on soft butter brioche buns or slider buns but it is also fabulous over rice and baked potatoes. While I like to serve these on traditional buns they would also be great on sub rolls.
My favorite slow cooker for this recipe is this Hamilton Beach one.
● Lean ground beef- I like to use lean so it is less greasy.
● Large onion- Any kind will work, I like to use sweet.
● Quick cooking oatmeal- This helps thicken the sloppy joes, you’ll never know it’s there but it keeps your sloppy joes from being too sloppy.
● Beef broth- I just buy a small can and add a little more if I find the sloppy joes getting too thick.
● Beefy onion soup mix- The dry lipton soup mix is what I use to get these sloppy joes all their flavor.
● 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce- This just gives the sloppy joes a rich, savory flavor.
● Garlic powder- For flavor, but you can substitute fresh if you like.
● Black pepper- Freshly ground or regular ground is fine.
● Provolone cheese- I just used sliced, either regular or smoked is fine.
● Buns- I love using brioche buns for this but feel free to use your favorite bun.
How to make these French Dip Sloppy Joes
- FULL RECIPE BELOW
- Brown your ground beef and thinly sliced onion.
- To the slow cooker add the oatmeal, beef broth, beefy onion soupmix, worcestershire, garlic powder and black pepper.
- Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours.
- Right before serving melt the cheese on top.
- Serve on brioche buns or slider buns.
Want more Slow Cooker Sloppy Joe Recipes? Check these out!
- Slow Cooker Rodeo Sloppy Joes
- Slow Cooker Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes
- ● 2 pounds lean ground beef
- ● 1 large onion, sliced thin
- ● ½ cup quick cooking oatmeal
- ● 1 1/3 cups beef broth
- ● 1 (1 ounce) envelope beefy onion soup mix
- ● 1 tablespoon worcheshire sauce
- ● ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ● ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ● 6 slices provolone cheese
- ● Buns
1. In a large skillet add your ground beef and thinly sliced onion.
2. Saute over medium heat until the beef is cooked through.
3. Drain any grease and add the meat and onion mix to your slow cooker.
4. To the slow cooker add the oatmeal, beef broth, beefy onion soup
mix, worcheshire sauce, garlic powder and black pepper.
5. Stir to combine.
6. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours.
7. Right before serving place the slices of provolone cheese on top
and cover for 5 minutes until the cheese is melty.
8. Serve on brioche buns or slider buns.
● Store leftovers in an airight container for up to 3 days.
● You can add fresh garlic if you prefer.
● If your slow cooker runs hot and this starts to cook to quickly or thicken up
too much just add ⅓ cup more of beef broth.
● This is also great over rice or baked potatoes.