A few recipe ago, I had shared my mom’s yummy Sloppy Joe recipe. Daphne has recently had the desire to learn how to cook and bake. (Great New Year’s goal, Daphne!) Just the other day she made a crock pot version of Sloppy Joes. They were good, too. So here’s the crock pot (crack pot is what we call it around here) version :
As a variety on ground beef you can use ground pork, chicken, or turkey. I use ground turkey all the time. Daphne used ground beef.
1.5 pounds of ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced (D used garlic salt.)
¾ cup catsup
½ cup chopped green sweet or bell pepper
½ cup chopped celery
¾ cup water
1 to 2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
1.5 teaspoons chili powder
8 hamburger buns, any variety, split and toasted.
1) In a large skittle cook ground beef, onion, and garlic (or garlic salt) until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off the fat.
2) Meanwhile, in a 3.5 or 4 quart crock pot combine catsup, green pepper, celery, water, brown sugar, mustard, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and chili powder. Stir in meat mixture.
3) Cover and cook on low heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high heat setting for 3 to 4 hours. Spoon into toasted buns. Makes 8 servings.