I LOVE sloppy joes and wanted to make my own homemade version that could simmer away all day in a slow cooker. So this is what I came up with…with the help of many differing versions found in cookbooks and online recipe sites. It is super easy to pull together and smells wonderful while leisurely cooking away in the Crock pot.
3 lbs. 95% lean ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/4 cups ketchup
1 large red bell pepper, chopped
1/4 cup plus 1 T Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 T. prepared mustard
2 T. vinegar
2 tsp. chili powder
Toasted Hamburger Buns
Brown Beef, Onions, Garlic in large skillet. Drain well. Transfer to Crockpot.
Add Ketchup in a bowl.
Add Peppers…spilling some all over your counter.
Add Worch…Werce…WORCESTERSHIRE sauce.
Then goes in the mustard.
Then vinegar, which you can barely see.
Add packed brown sugar…which is so packed it will not come out of the measuring cup. Thanks brown sugar…way to embarrass me.
Ah, there it goes. Redeemed.
Kick in some kickin’ chili pepper.
And then this is what it all looks like together. Now stir, stir, stir.
Pour Sauce over Beef mixture in Crockpot. Cook on low for 4-6 hours and enjoy the amazing smells emanating from your kitchen.