As good ‘ol Carl says, “If it doesn’t get all over the place, it doesn’t belong in your face.” And it couldn’t be more true with these sweet and tangy, tender Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes! They are so easy and srumptious for a crowd, weekday meal, leftovers or even to freeze.
A couple weeks ago, I bought 16 pounds of pork shoulder from Costco in order to make my Asian Caramel Pork. Caramel pork does not requre 16 pounds of pork. So with pork in the freezer and my imagination at full attention, I started brainstorming what I could make with my pulled pork. Sweet Pulled Pork (Cafe Rio Style on STEROIDS, coming soon) is a given, and then I thought of Pulled Pork Sloppy Joes. And I’m so glad I did.
Growing up, my mom always whipped up a big batch of homemade Sloppy Joes for casual big get togethers. Her sweet and tangy, barbecue-like sauce was so addicting, I would eat any leftovers for breakfast, lunch and dinner. These Slow Cooker Pork Sloppy Joes are packed with the same lip-smacking goodness – and even easier. No browning onion, meat, etc., simply throw all the ingredients into the crockpot. Done!
I added provolone cheese to the buns and then broiled them, because everything is better with cheese, and then topped the pulled pork with light coleslaw which adds the perfect crunch to the Sloppy Joes, and makes them even sloppier. And in my experience, the sloppier to eat, the tastier. Although I have to say, with finger/hand foods, I am pretty much a mess. Patrick had to teach me how to “correctly” hold a sandwich, taco/burrito with the end away from you angled upward so the juice wouldn’t drip all down my hands. It helped, somewhat.
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sloppy Joes. Guaranteed to be sloppy. Guaranteed to belong in your face.
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