Thursday, March 13, 2008

Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes
(Adapted slightly from Better Homes and Gardens Crockery Cookbook)

This is a MAJOR hit at our house! We actually serve this to company sometimes and they can't believe how delicious it is. It puts Manwich absolutely to shame!

3 lb. ground beef
2 C. chopped onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 and 1/2 C. ketchup
1 C. chopped green bell pepper
1 C. chopped celery
1/2 C. water
2-4 Tbs. brown sugar
4 Tbs. prepared mustard
4 Tbs. vinegar
4 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
3 tsp. chili powder

1. In a large skillet cook ground beef, onion, and garlic till meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat.

2. Meanwhile, in a 3 ½-4 qt. crock pot, combine everything else. Stir in meat mixture.

3. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 6-8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3-4 hours. Spoon into toasted buns, and top with cheese. Makes approx 16-20 servings. Can be frozen in freezer bags after cooking for later consumption.

1 comment:

Bec said...

Yum, we tried your Alice Springs Chicken from Outback Steakhouse for supper last night and it was delicious. Can't wait to try some of the others. Thank you.