July 18, 2006

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes with Amy!

Many thanks to Amy, creator of MomAdvice.com for this great slow cooker recipe! I looove it. The red bell pepper gives it a great flav and it keeps your kitchen cool.

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes
Serves 8

2 pounds ground beef (or turkey)
½ cup chopped green bell pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons prepared yellow mustard
½ cups ketchup
6 teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
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.