Monday, June 20, 2011

Tasty Tuesday ~ Slow Cooker Sloppy Joe's

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This week I find myself using a recipe that I posted on here over a year ago for this weeks Tasty Tuesday.  I'm doing so because I'm in the midst of packing up our house and we'll be moving in two weeks.  So, unless I do something new this week it will be reruns again next Tuesday as well.  But I'm hoping not.  This time Tuesday just snuck up on me.

A year or so ago 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 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 (small to medium size but no larger)
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.

1 comment:

alissa said...

Hi Kim - thanks so much for linking up your sloppy joe recipe. You know what? A sloppy joe sounds so good right now after looking at your photos! Good luck with packing & your move.


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