Crock-Pot Cheeseburger Joes

Crock-Pot Cheeseburger Joes

I was cleaning out my fridge (gross) and came across a 1/2 of a block of Velveeta cheese.  For the life of me I cannot recall what I made with the other half, but I vagly remember a recent kitchen memory of me cooking with my 15 year old and she was cutting 1/2 a block of Velveeta.

It was wrapped properly and quite frankly I don’t think that stuff ever expires….

But I digress. I needed to come up with a recipe to use up that half a block of the orange gooey cheese. I know not everyone is a fan of Velveeta but hey, I am. So there!

So, I whipped up this mighty tasty (if I do say so myself) recipe that I like to call Cheeseburger Joes.

They are like Sloppy Joes only not so tomatoey (is that a word? Probably not). They are still sloppy though and taste mighty good. My 7 year old son Liam LOVES himself a cheeseburger and he LOVED this recipe and had 2 big ol honkin’ sandwiches.

I served it with some baked beans on the side. It was delish!

This is a recipe that does not actually take very long to cook in the crock-pot. You just need to cook it long enough to melt the cheese and let the flavors meld together a bit. I started mine mid afternoon and it was done by dinner time. Unless you set a timer or have someone put the crock on in the afternoon this is not a good recipe for starting in the morning and having dinner at night. But for a day when you are home this works. I could totally see me throwing everything in the crock in the morning, stashing it in the fridge then calling home to have the teen put it in the crock-pot base and turning it on.

Anyways…try it, it’s good and cheesy!

Crock-Pot Cheeseburger Joes

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Yield: 8 -10 Servings

Crock-Pot Cheeseburger Joes


2 Lbs. Lean Ground Beef *
1 Medium Onion, Diced
1 Medium Red Bell Pepper, Diced
1 (14.5 Oz.) Can Diced Tomatoes, Drained
1 Teaspoon Ground Mustard
1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
1 1/2 Teaspoons Barbecue Seasoning **
16 Oz. Velveeta Cheese, Cubed


  1. In a large skillet add the ground beef, diced onion and diced bell pepper and cook until the meat is browned and no longer pink.
  2. Drain meat to remove fat.
  3. Add the cooked meat mixture to a 4-6 quart crock-pot.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  5. Cover and cook on LOW 2-4 hours.
  6. Serve on hamburger buns.


*You could easily substitute ground turkey or ground chicken for the beef.
**You can find Barbecue Seasoning at most grocery stores. I used McCormick brand. If you cannot find it, add a squirt or two of BBQ sauce, or just omit it. I am sure it will still taste great!