Sloppied Flank Steak Sandwiches

Sloppied Flank Steak Sandwiches


"I'm not a fan of ground beef, but I like the flavor of sloppy joes. This recipe incorporates the flavor of the classic sandwich with the lean cut of flank steak and the ease of a slow cooker."
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4 h 15 m servings 345 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 345 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 12.8 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 39g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 18.6 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 1236 mg
  • 49%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Sprinkle the beef flank steak with steak seasoning on both sides. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat until the oil shimmers, and place the flank steak into the hot oil. Quickly brown the steak on both sides, about 5 minutes per side. Set the beef aside.
  2. Stir brown sugar, onion, red bell pepper, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, and tomato paste together in a slow cooker until the brown sugar dissolves. Place the flank steak into the slow cooker, immersing it in the sauce. Set the cooker on on High and cook 4 hours, or set on Low and cook 8 hours.
  3. To serve, shred the meat with 2 forks, or remove the meat, chop, and return to the sauce. Toast buns, and serve the sloppied steak on the toasted buns.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.



this was REALLY good!! About 3/4 way through the cooking time I took the steak out to chop it and almost threw it out, the sauce looked so watery and lacked flavor. but i went ahead and choppe...

Honestly, I'm not crazy about crock pot recipes, but this is one I most likely will make again. The shredded meat remained tough after 7 hours on high, so I cooked it another 1-1/2 hours. IMO ...

I tried this last night and it had great flavor. I did shred the meat and let it warm for about an hour before serving. The only other change I would make is taking the steak out, slicing it a...

We enjoyed this method for making a good flank steak BBQ sandiwch. While the sauce base was fairly good, it was too tomato-y, so I tweaked it based on my sloppy joe sauce recipe. I started wit...

I cut a flank steak in half to make this recipe as one of our entrées and 'Flank Steak a la Willyboy' from AR as our second entrée. This was good but really, really saucy. At the 4 hour mark, ...

Made a very satisfying meal - with a few tweaks of my own, naturally. We didn't have the Steak Seasoning on hand, so I substituted it with Trader Joe's Coffee and Garlic BBQ rub. Slightly reduce...