I get asked this at least 4 times a day, now 5 times. Baseball season is here once again and the ol' crockpot has once again emerged from it's dusty place in the back of my pantry. Ever since I got my Dutch Oven I just don't seem to use it as much during the winter. Until now that is.......
Homemade Sloppy Joe's. You know that the packaged mix is just not going to do it for me;) This is so easy and everyone can eat whenever they want!! And even the vegetarian thinks it smells wonderful! Oh and I was going to wipe down the sides of my crock but then I thought why??? Crock pots are supposed to be messy! That's the beauty:)
SO here is what you do:
Brown 3 pounds of ground beef (can be made with ground turkey if you'd like), 1 chopped onion and 3 chopped celery stalks.
Meanwhile in crock pot combine 1 cup barbeque sauce, a packet of dry Sloppy Joe seasoning, 1 can on tomotoe paste and about 1 1/2 cups of water.
Stir in the beef mixture and cook on high for about 4 hours. Time varies according to the type of crock pot you have. I have a super hot one and sometimes I have to watch it. Like when I am doing crock pot lasagna:) That was last practice.
So get some wheat burger buns and cheese. We like pepper jack and provolone around these parts. Salad for us adults and fries for the kids. The best fries are the Organic Alexa brand fries. They have sea salt, sweet potatoe, rosemary reds and even onion rings. Yum!! The best part they are at Target in the frozen food section for .92 cents a bag!! Can't go wrong with that. Just shake in the bag with a little olive oil and bake. I do love making homemade garlic oven fries but sometimes I just don't have an hour.
Simple right?? Come on you can do it!!:)