Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Slow Cooker Homemade Sloppy Joe's

Yesterday I tried my hand at making Homemade Sloppy Joe's. I was in the mood to have them but didn't have my usual packet or can of sloppy joe mix. So to the computer I went to find a recipe because I couldn't find my grandma's recipe. I thought that I had it but if I do it's not with my recipes or in one of the old church recipe books. I found a TON of recipes on the Internet but none that really peaked my interest. So I made it up as I went along. After reading through so many of them I knew the basics and went to town. I am turning into my dad when it comes to some of my cooking because when I make it up as I go along I tend to forget what I did and don't write it down. I used what I had here at the house and if you would like to give it a try here is approximately what I did.

Slow Cooker Homemade Sloppy Joe's

1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground turkey
3 tbs dried onion
1 red bell pepper diced
2 tbs of Tastefully Simple Garlic Garlic (this is basically minced garlic, minced onion, salt, garlic powder, and chives)
1 tsp onion powder
2 tsp chili powder
1 can tomato sauce
1 small can tomato paste
3 tbs vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce

Brown the meat and just before the meat was completely browned I added in the dried onions. Drain the meat. Return meat to pan and add in the remaining ingredients. Mix well. Put everything into a slow cooker and cook on low for 4-6 hours.

It turned out so well that we all had seconds! It even made enough that I have leftovers in the freezer for another night.


abowlofbeads said...

Oooh, yummy yummy yummy!!

Kelsey Smith said...

Oh those look delicious!

Barbara said...

Looks as good as the one on Oprah's show yesterday and that was one of the "Award Winning Sandwiches" that Gale tried.

A couple of mushrooms on top would be almost as good as a dill pickle.


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