Crock Pot Sloppy Joes with veggies hidden inside! Your kids (or husband!) will never know there are vegetables sneaked in there!
My older two boys are just starting their baseball season. I know, early right?! That’s Southern California for you! It’s in the 60’s to 70’s every day here while other parts of the United States are snowing! Again I say, I’m spoiled. 🙂
Anyway, back to baseball… since one of my boys is thirteen years old, he’s now in a different league than my ten year old. I know what you’re thinking, “um, what does this have to do with crock pot sloppy joes?”
Well, if I told you that the practices for my older son’s league were about thirty minutes in the exact opposite direction as the practices for my ten year old’s league? But that they have to be there at the exact same times? Yay!
Then yes. Yes. This has a LOT to do with crock pot sloppy joes.
Let’s just say crock pot dinners are my best friend. Especially right now. Even if you aren’t running back and forth to baseball practices, you will LOVE this crock pot sloppy joes recipe!
Let me brag a minute… I had this idea to blend up some veggies and add them to sloppy joes to totally fool my kids into eating my vegetables. I’m probably not the first to think of this idea, but humor me for a minute. 😉
They turned out even better than I hoped! They taste JUST like regular sloppy joes, you can’t even tell they’ve been altered at all. They’re flavorful and so tasty but just with a little more vitamins and minerals added into the mix. Whether you’re running kids from practices or lessons, or running home from a busy day at work, these crock pot sloppy joes are a healthy and super easy dinner everyone will devour!
- 3 cloves garlic peeled
- 2 carrots
- 1 10-oz container button mushrooms
- 1 onion peeled
- 1.25 pound lean turkey
- 1 1/2 cup ketchup
- 2 tsp. mustard
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. light brown sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- In a food processor, combine garlic, carrots, mushrooms and onion. Blend until fully pureed. Set aside.
- In a saucepan, brown turkey. Add in pureed vegetables and heat through. Pour all into the crock pot.
- Add ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, salt and pepper into crock pot and stir together.
- Cook on LOW for 4-6 hours. Serve on buns and enjoy!
Ready for more crock pot recipes? Try these too:
Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches
Slow Cooker Chicken Chili Stew
Rina I Thee Cook says
I do this with every ground beef or turkey dish I make. My kids never have a clue! These look fantastic!
It’s genius, if you ask me! I’m doing it all the time from now on! Thanks Rina!
Carol at Wild Goose Tea says
Sneaky—I am laughing. This would be gone in a NY minutes in my world. Well done.
Thank you – nice and easy.
Anna @ Sunny Side Ups says
Love the hidden veggies! And that it’s made in the crockpot! 🙂 Can’t get enough of mine lately-totally hear ya about the dinnertime craziness! Looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it!
Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods says
I so know what you are talking about with kids practices. There are days I wish I could clone myself. Crock-pot recipes really are life-savers. Definitely adding this to my menu. Pinning
I made these today on the stove (instead of a crockpot) and they were amazing! They tasted like regular sloppy joes with a bit more garlic (not a bad thing)! my boyfriend even approved! We’ll definitely be making this again.
YES!! I’m so happy you both liked them! Thanks for the comment! <3
Jodie N says
Tip for the sloppy Joes…I use frozen broccoli and partially thaw it, chop in my mini food processer and it resembles crumbled hamburger…add it to the burger and sauce and no one can tell the difference. I only use about 1/3 hamburger now and 2/3 broccoli. Enjoy 🙂
Ooohhh…good tips!! Thank you for sharing Jodie!