Monday, October 4, 2010

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

Many thanks to Amy, creator of MomAdvice.com for this great slow cooker recipe. I love it. The red bell pepper gives it a great flavor and as a plus, using a crockpot instead of your range or stove will keep your kitchen cool in the summer months.

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes
Serves 8

2 pounds ground beef (or turkey)
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons prepared yellow mustard
1/2 to 1 cup ketchup
6 teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef and green pepper; drain off fat. Stir in the garlic powder, mustard, ketchup, & brown sugar; mix thoroughly. Pour into crock pot and simmer for (at least) two hours. Season with salt & pepper.

Amy’s Tips:

Leftover meat can be popped in the freezer for another night’s worth of meals.

For a creative alternative to the regular old Sloppy Joe, why not make Sloppy Joe Turnovers out of the leftover meat. Buy a tube of biscuits and roll each biscuit out into a 4” round. Place ¼ cup of the meat mixture in the center of each round and fold over the top. Seal edges firmly with a fork and bake for 15 minutes at 375 degrees. It is a great way to get children to eat their meat because it is discreetly pocketed and is a fun Friday night meal in our own home.

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23 comments:

  1. Awesome! I am so excited that you're participating! My chili is cooking right this minute. :)

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  2. slow cookers are very 'in' right now. I will do my part to contribute to the craze. :)

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  3. Thank you so much for the link! I am glad you guys enjoyed the recipe. Sloppy Joes are a fave here too!!

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  4. Yummy! Thanks for linking this up at my slow cooker recipe round up! :-)

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  5. Something nice and quick for the summer is always good!

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  6. Great recipe for sloppy joes, thanks for linking up at Unwasted Homemaking :)!

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  7. Yummy! This looks like a great recipe! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!
    Miz Helen

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  8. You are making me hungry! Thanks for the recipe!

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  9. love my slowcooker thanks for sharing this with me come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  10. I can't wait to try this. My husband loves Sloppy Joes but I hate making them. I can put this in and go!

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  11. Annie - This is a great recipe for prepping ahead of time. Cook the meat a day or two ahead of time when you have extra time, then the day off just pop it in the slow cooker and you are set. It is great.

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  12. Thanks so much for linking up! I am featuring this on my FB page today! http://www.facebook.com/SewChatty

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  13. Looks so delicious...yum! Love crockpot recipes.

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  14. Perfect idea! I bought a packet of storemade sloppy joe spice and threw it out because it's just too artificial, I can't feed it to my kids. Thanks for this recipe :-)

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  15. Yum! We just had sloppy joes yesterday:) I usually just make it from a can, but this sounds like a really great recipe! Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from TT&J!

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  16. this looks delicious! ditto on the bowl...love it! (pinned it)
    ♥Jaime...sevensisters

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  17. Aw, sloppy joes!! I haven't seen those in forever. What a a good idea to do them in a slow cooker. I know lots of kiddos who'd be thrilled to have a joe this summer! :-)

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  18. I never eat sloppy joes because the flavor from the can is just not appetizing to me. This recipe sounds great. I'm gonna try this homemade version thanks to you :) I'm sure it will be WORLDS better than the canned stuff.

    Thanks for adding this recipe to Sweets This Week!

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  19. My elementary school cafeteria really ruined me for Sloppy Joes for the better part of my life. I'm slowly getting over my fear of loose meat on a bun, and am absolutely sure that this recipe will be the one to completely win me over to the Pro-Joe party at last. In fact, just looking at that picture has my mouth is watering.

    Jenn

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  20. I've tried a similar recipe like this, but on top of the stove, and it was by far the best sloppy joes I've ever had. I can't wait to try them in a crockpot; it;s so convenient.

    Why am I not able to pin this recipe?

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    1. I tried pinning it and it worked fine for me. My guess is there is something going on with Pinterest temporarily.

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