Posted on Monday, July 2nd, 2018 in main dish, slow cooker

An appetizing twist to the classic sloppy joe sandwich

Admit it, you like Sloppy Joe’s. Big Poppa has a special place in his heart for Sloppy Joe’s. Big Poppa twists up the classic Sloppy Joe by using ground pork and adding bacon to the mix.

Big Poppa’s Slow Cooker Sloppy Joe is easy to make and will have even the toughest sloppy joe critic admitting their love for the messy, but delicious sandwich.

Course: Main dish   Cuisine: American    Prep Time: 15 min   Cook Time: 3 hours   Servings: 4


1/2 onion

1 whole red bell pepper

1.5 Ground Pork packets

3 tablespoons peanut oil

1/2 cup ketchup

1 cup Bacon

2 teaspoons Big Poppa Smokers Jallelujah Jalapeno Seasoning Salt

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 teaspoon dried mustard

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 garlic clove

4 tablespoons brown sugar

2 tablespoons Big Poppa Smokers Double Secret Steak Rub

1.5 cup water

4 Hawaiian Sweet Buns


Preheat skillet

Slice onion, red pepper, and bacon into small pieces

Add peanut oil to skillet

Add onion & peppers to skillet

Stir onion and peppers until cooked, remove from skillet

Add ground pork to skillet, cook for 5 minutes a side

Break up ground pork and stir until fully cooked

Transfer the cooked ground pork to a bowl, cool for 5 minutes

Add cooked ground pork to a grinder – we recommend to pulse (Big Poppa likes a fine grind)

Transfer ground pork to a bowl

Add the following ingredients to the crockpot: ketchup, Bacon, Big Poppa Smokers Jallelujah Jalapeno Seasoning Salt, tomato paste, dried mustard, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, brown sugar, Big Poppa Smokers Double Secret Steak Rub, onion, peppers, and 1.5 cups of water

Stir all ingredients together in the crockpot

Add cooked ground pork to the crockpot

Cook at high for 1 hour then allow to simmer on low for the last 2 hours

Turn off crockpot and scoop the mix onto the buns

Plate and serve


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