May 22, 2012

Homemade from scratch sloppy joes in crockpot!!

Lately Frederick has been in a routine where he takes a long nap in the morning and then a few short naps throughout the day. I try to use that long nap to get some stuff done around the house. Yesterday I decided to try a crockpot meal so that it could cook for 6-7 hours and be ready soon after Collin got home from work (fun surprise...usually we take turns cooking/playing with Freddie when he gets home). I tried this awesome recipe for sloppy joes. I didn't grow up eating them and have only had them a handful of times so I thought it'd be random and fun. It ended up delicious!!!

1 cup onion diced
1-2 cloves garlic diced
1 lb ground beef
6-8 oz can tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
1 TBS yellow mustard
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
2 TBS sugar
2 tsp chili powder
1 small jalapeño diced (I did mine without the seeds).

In a pan over the stove, sauté onion and garlic then add ground beef and cook until browned and onions tender.

Meanwhile, in crock pot, add tomato sauce, water, mustard, worcestershire sauce, sugar, chili powder, jalapeño.
Add beef, garlic, onions to crockpot and mix everything together.
Turn crockpot on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.

When its done put it on a fresh whole wheat bun. We always buy our bread and buns etc from the bakery. They are so fresh and usually cheaper.

1 comment:

  1. Yum! Sounds so delish! This might be one of our first meals in our new house! Perfect!