Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sandy's favorite Sloppy Joes

Crockpot Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes are traditionally served on toasted hamburger buns, but it is also good over pasta or even as a condiment for hot dogs. prep time: 10 minutes; cook time: 3 hours
3 pounds ground beef
1 cup onion, finely-diced
1/4 cup finely-diced celery
1/2 green bell pepper, finely-diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 cup ketchup
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
1-1/4 cups water
2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
1 teaspoon Hungarian sweet paprika
1/4 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
3 Tablespoons cider vinegar
3 Teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • Heat a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and brown, stirring to break it up. Drain off any fat and add to the crockpot. 
  • Add onion, celery, bell pepper, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, tomato paste, water, beef bouillon granules, paprika, black pepper, cider vinegar, brown sugar, and dry mustard to the ground beef. Stir until well combined. 
  • Cover. Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours or High for 3 to 4 hours. 
Yield: about 10 servings

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