Slow Cooker Sloppy Jerrys Premium PD Recipe

Sloppy Joes are all about the sauce. I made this version with a sauce so sweet and wonderful I had to name them after Jerry. These are perfect to prepare in the morning on a lazy summer day, when you don’t want to be indoors cooking over a hot stove. There’s nothing better than arriving home after a day at the beach to a smell that will have you and the kids lining up for dinner. Toast up some PD Burger Buns from the freezer and dinner is served. I hope this recipe gives all the hard working moms and dads a chance to go play and have fun this summer.


    1. Always open the vent when using the pressure cooker as a slow cooker. Ideally a slow cooker lid should be used on the pressure cooker to allow for more liquid to evaporate.

  1. These were so good! I could’ve eaten the whole crockpot full! My kids and husband loved them and my husband went back for seconds. I love the sweet and spicy flavor. It reminds me of the sloppy joes my mom used to make for my birthday parties. This one is a winner!

    1. This recipe is designed using dried lentils. To use canned reductions and adjustments would need to be made to liquid measurements, because canned lentils would not absorb all the liquid in the recipe resulting in soupy Jerry’s. This would not be something I’d be confident suggesting without testing and trying first. For best results I suggest holding off making this until after you pick up some dried lentils.

    1. Tried these again today while cleaning out the freezer. We threw in about 4 handfuls of spinach and mushroom into the blender with the sauce. The sauce was a scary green at first, but then turned sloppy Jerry brown. Still tasted terrific! Our family really likes this recipe.

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  4. Tried this recipe for the first time today. It’s a winner! Just the right combination of spicey and sweetness, the best vegan sloppy ‘joe’ filling I’ve had yet! I didn’t have the erythritol, so I subbed stevia, and it was delicious. Julie Marie, you’re a genius!

  5. These are absolutely delicious! It’s been so long since I’ve had them, that I don’t exactly remember what traditional “Sloppy Joes” taste like, but these Sloppy Jerrys are wonderful and SO simple. They taste better than any Sloppy Joe recipe I could ever imagine trying. Throw together in the morning and come home to dinner that is all ready and smells divine! Another awesome recipe from Julie!

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