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Crockpot Pumpkin Sloppy Joes Recipe (Paleo, Whole30, Gluten Free)

Sloppy Joes get a healthy, Fall, slow cooker, makeover! You’ll love this easy, delicious & healthy Pumpkin Sloppy Joes recipe…made right in the crockpot! Whole30, Paleo, Gluten Free.

This pumpkin sloppy joes recipe is a family favorite! SO easy - just dump it all in the crockpot!  

Crockpot Pumpkin Sloppy Joes Recipe (Paleo, Whole30, Gluten Free)


You guys! We’ve been absolutely loving this easy Pumpkin Sloppy Joes Recipe! It’s been an at least once a week meal around my house and has quickly become a family favorite.


Plus, this recipe really can’t get any easier. You literally just dump everything in the crockpot. And then come home to an amazing smelling house complete with dinner (or lunch!) ready. Gosh, I just love easy recipes like that.


This pumpkin sloppy joes recipe is a family favorite! SO easy - just dump it all in the crockpot!


And if you’re thinking what my husband first thought when he saw me putting pumpkin in my Sloppy Joe recipe (truthfully, he was horrified haha), just trust me on this. It’s ridiculously good. 


And yes, it tastes the same as regular Sloppy Joes (actually Zach thinks it tastes even better! woo!), but with so much added nutrition from all that pumpkin-y goodness! 


Health benefits of Pumpkin

Pumpkin is such a wonderful source of nutrition. That’s why I was thrilled when I realized I could add more pumpkin into my life with this yummy Sloppy Joes recipe!

Pumpkin helps….. 

  • Boost your immune system (it’s chock full of vitamin C and antioxidants!)
  • Protects your eyesight (very rich in beta carotene)
  • Aids in weight loss (because of all that good fiber that’s proven to help you feel fuller longer!) 
  • Makes skin glow (abundant in Vitamin A  which helps boost collagen production!)


This pumpkin sloppy joes recipe is a family favorite! SO easy - just dump it all in the crockpot!


We love to serve our Pumpkin Sloppy Joes on gluten free rolls or a baked potato and sometimes we just scoop it up with tortilla chips 🙂 So, so good! I hope you get a chance to try my easy Crockpot Pumpkin Sloppy Joe recipe – I think you’ll really love this one!

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This pumpkin sloppy joes recipe is a family favorite! SO easy - just dump it all in the crockpot!

Crockpot Sloppy Joes Printable Recipe:

Crockpot Pumpkin Sloppy Joes Recipe
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • ½ cup diced bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (I use THIS)
  • ½ cup ketchup (I use THIS kind) *
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard (I use THIS)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • pinch of cloves, nutmeg and black pepper
  1. Add all the ingredients to a slow cooker and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours. Then, remove lid for 30-45 minutes so any extra liquid can evaporate. Enjoy!
*If you're looking for a Paleo and Whole30 approved ketchup recipe, this is a good one: https://www.jaysbakingmecrazy.com/2015/04/07/paleo-whole30-ketchup/

Pin Crockpot Sloppy Joes Recipe HERE:

This pumpkin sloppy joes recipe is a family favorite! SO easy - just dump it all in the crockpot!

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    This looks absolutely delicious! I’ve been looking for a healthier sloppy joe recipe for my family and this is perfect – even better with pumpkin! Yum!

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    What a neat idea! I would never think to put pumpkin in sloppy joes! So cool and I can’t wait to try this recipe out! 🙂

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    What bread recipe did you use?

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    Did you cook the ground beef prior to putting it in the crockpot, or do you add it raw?

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    Awesome! I’m going to try this one tomorrow over baked potatoes. Thanks, Kelly!

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    Definitely trying this one, Kelly! I even have some ground beef with 20% organ meat in the freezer which would be great for this. Love the idea of sneaking in a little pumpkin!

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    Made the ketchup today…..so good…….making sloppy joes tomorrow, thank you for sharing!

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    Would this recipe work with ground turkey?

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    Do you have nutritional value on this? It was so good!

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    Yum, yum, these were AMAZING!!! And so easy, too 🙂 I used ground turkey and they came out fabulous. I’d try again with beef too, but turkey was what I had. This is definitely going into the rotation! I also splurged and had it on a GF bun, even though I usually try to eschew GF breads…this was so worth the splurge. Sloppy joes need a bun! 🙂

    • Kelly from Primally Inspired

      haha I agree, Bethany!! And we’re trying to do the same thing over here. Ever since I discovered a good gluten free bun/bread from a local gf bakery, I’ve bought a pack every week! We’re trying to cut back, too….it’s not really working well, though. It’s SO good and so convenient, ugh! But I agree, sloppy joes on a bun are totally worth it!!

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    This recipe sounds wonderful! I am definitley going to have to give this a try! 🙂

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    I made this tonight and served it on a baked potato…..SOOOOO GOOD!!! I cooked it on low for about 4 hours. It was already starting to turn to mush so I stopped the crock pot early. Next time I make these I’ll do it in a skillet so I can drain some of the fat as it tasted just a bit greasy for me. But it’s really, really delicious! 🙂

    Thanks for the work you do….I made 2 of your recipes tonight and they were both do darned good!

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    My daughter and I just put this in the crockpot. We can’t wait to try it for dinner!

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    This was a real winner. I served over a baked sweet potato. Thank you so much!!!

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